Time doesn’t exist in Carouge

Carouge is a pleasant detour from downtown Geneva. The suburb (a short tram-ride away from the Old Town) was built in the 18th century by Victor Amideus, King of Sardinia, to be a refuge for artists and designers and anyone else who wanted refuge from Geneva’s strict puritanical ways.

Carouge’s main square with Eglise Sainte-Croix as anchor

Eglise Sainte-Croix’s interior

Temple de Carouge

Turinese architects designed low houses with wooden Mediterranean-style galleries surrounding internal gardens. Quiet tree-lined streets, artists’ workshops and cafes complete the haven.

Colorful houses line Carouge’s quaint streets

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