Carouge In-App Audio Tour: Charming Little Neighbour of Geneva

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 4 km
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Duration 1h 30m
Audio tours on your smartphone
After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
Control your experience
With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
All audio tours and tickets can be downloaded to your device anytime

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Hosted by Ville de Carouge
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Explore the proud little neighbour of Geneva guided by your own in-app audio tour
  • Learn why Carouge became the city of religious tolerance which was exceptional for the 18th century
  • Admire the monumental Church Sainte-Croix which has been turned around 180 degrees
  • Discover the statue and the story of the most famous Carouge schoolboy, a French comic strip
  • Reveal the surprising history of the Promenade des Orpailleurs as you stroll through it
Embark on an enchanting journey through Carouge's vibrant streets with this in-app audio tour! Just 10 minutes by tram from Geneva's Place Neuve, you will be amazed by the change of scene and immerse yourself in a fusion of history, art, and vibrant culture. At your own pace, you will discover Carouge's rich heritage, shaped by its 18th-century competition with Geneva. This haven of tolerance and flourishing craftsmanship has captivated visitors for centuries. The tour starts at the Pont Neuf — tangible remnants of Carouge's past and a testament to Swiss engineering prowess. On your way, you will marvel at revived sacred art from the interwar period and unearth the story of Carouge's famous schoolboy through a mesmerizing statue. As you traverse pathways tracing the 18th-century canal integral to Carouge's history, you will venture into Old Carouge, greeted by charming squares and secret gardens. Experience the timeless beauty of the Church of Sainte-Croix, nestled amidst narrow streets. Lose yourself in tranquil hidden gardens, offering serenity amid the bustling city. Finally, meander through the picturesque Promenade des Orpailleurs learning its captivating history.

What's included

  • Downloadable multimedia audio tour on WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Offline functionality, audio narration, photos, and written text explanations
  • Tips on charming inner courtyards, cafes, and museums to visit
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Pont de Carouge
Bridge Le Pont de Carouge, Pont de Carouge, 1227 Genève, Switzerland
Promenade des Orpailleurs
Promenade des Orpailleurs
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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