The current city of Carouge was built from the ground up, by Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia, King of Sardinia and Duke of Savoy, starting on 1786.
Geneva’s very different sister town, its ‘Greenwich Village’. Meet its craftsmen, artists, and its personalities who contribute to Carouge’s charm. Shaded squares, a great many cafés and restaurants create a unique bohemian ambience around the clock.
Carouge is proud of its museum and its libraries, and it actively promotes the ceramic arts, supports its three theatres and its cinema, and encourages the widest participation in all the arts.
Carouge is an oasis of greenery with its century-old trees, its flowers on every corner and also its public garden allotments where everyone can stock their larder in peace and tranquility. A subtle blend of rural and urban living.
The Archives of Carouge is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance. The entire village of Carouge is listed in the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.