CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN CAROUGE 2019
by Brigitte Taylor
Carouge is Geneva’s bohemian quarter with an attractive old world charm. At Christmas time, there is no better place to find unusual and charming gifts. During the 13th, 14th and 15th December – don’t miss the Christmas market in Carouge, another opportunity to shop for upmarket handmade gifts and edible treats.
Also read our post about our 10 favourite festive things to do in Carouge.
Once a village known for its artisans and craftsmanship, modelled after an Italian-style hamlet in the 18th century, Carouge was incorporated into Geneva’s territory in the 1920s, after belonging to France and Italy. After that its watchmaking traditions slowly faded away, but the small businesses and artisans resisted and offer a treasure trove for those on the lookout for unique Christmas gifts – no big names or well-known brands here. So let’s take a stroll and find out what Carouge has in store for us.
Walk over to Place Octroi or Place Sardaigne, where Christmas trees are on sale. Before you know it, you’ll be overcome with Christmas spirit – past, present, and future…