This tour is advertised as "Sweet Geneva" but it was much more.
We met our guide Sylvia near the fountain at the Place du Marché in Carouge. We started with a walk to a chocolatier, a tour and demonstration of how hand-made chocolates are produced, and of course the mandatory tasting of the results.
By the time we were done we had visited two more chocolatiers, a clock maker, a tea shop, a gelateria and the Carouge farmer's market. Sylvia has a personal relationship with many in the area and that made our visits to the inner workings of their businesses feel much less intrusive.
We also learned a lot about the history of Carouge and how it came to have a different look and feel to that of Geneva.
Plan for lots of walking so wear comfortable shoes. The tour took a good three hours to complete. A bonus for us was finding a very good Vietnamese restaurant for lunch near where the tour ended.
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