Enjoy locally made treats at the Carouge market in Geneva this September
- Event: Carouge Market
- Date: Every Saturday in September
- Venue: Place du Marché
If you are looking to spend the day like one of the locals would, head to Carouge Market in the south of the city. It’s the place to go if you enjoy immersing yourself in our local culture. Spend an idyllic Saturday morning going from stall to stall, sampling merchants’ wares. If it is your first time in Geneva, this is a definite must visit, especially if you consider yourself something of a foodie.
Where is Carouge Market?
The neighbourhood of Carouge, known as the Italian part of town, has a real bohemian vibe to it and is also commonly referred to as the Greenwich Village of Geneva.
Get your comfortable shoes on and get ready to explore this beautiful part of town. If you fancy a cycle, Carouge has a free bicycle rental station available from Genève Roule. They offer 4 hours for free and should you want to go over that it costs 2 CHF for every additional hour. Some guests remark that it’s a great way to explore without getting lost.
When does Carouge Market take place?
The market is on every Saturday and is open from 6 am to 2 pm.
What can I expect to find at Marché de Carouge?
Within the market, you can expect to find locally sourced fruit and veg, cheese, locally made delicious treats as well as wine and flowers. Take a big bag; you will no doubt not shop lightly. Don’t forget that our studio apartments have fully equipped kitchen areas should you want to bring your wares back to feast on.
The town of Carouge itself is packed with lots of independent boutiques, arts and crafts shops and restaurants as well as a vibrant nightlife. If you’re planning on making the trip to the market, why not explore the town and turn your day out into an adventure.
Where can I find accommodation near Marché de Carouge?
If you are planning on spending a few days in Geneva and looking to explore the city to its fullest, you’ll be looking for accommodation that can offer you luxury and space, so you don’t feel cramped. The luxury serviced studio apartments at Fraser Suites Geneva have a separate living and fully equipped kitchenette so that you can relax and enjoy your stay without being confined to the bedroom throughout your stay.
How can I get to Marché de Carouge from Fraser Suites Geneva?
You are spoiled for choice on ways to get to the market from Fraser Suites. We would recommend walking to make the most of the mild Autumn here in Geneva and take in the sights on the way. The walk should take just under 30 minutes, and it’s a great way to get a feel of the surrounding areas.
Depending on how much you’ve bought or eaten at the market, you might not feel like the walk back. If that’s the case, you can either hop on the bus, the tram or get an Uber back to your suite.
Can I get a deal on a hotel suite in Geneva?
Take a look at our offers page to find out if there are any special rates available on the dates that you are planning on being in the city. Remember, when you book directly with Fraser Suites Geneva, you will always get the best possible rate.
To find out what other events are taking place in Geneva in September, see our " The most exciting events in Geneva throughout September 2019 blog post.