Sample an extensive list of natural wines at 20G in Geneva’s Carouge neighborhood. With a small snack menu available (think artisanal cheese and charcuterie boards) and outdoor seating in the warmer months, it’s the ideal place to sit and sip the hours away.

AUER Chocolatier SA

One of many reputed chocolate shops in Geneva, AUER's is best known for their chocolate-covered almonds—which certainly live up to the hype.


Founded in 1891, Bongénie is a Swiss luxury department store carrying home, beauty and designer fashions for women, men and children. There are 15 stores across Switzerland, but the Geneva location is one of the few flagships.

Fromagerie De BLEU! Carouge

The selection of 150 cheeses from Fromagerie de BLEU! is mouth-wateringly impressive, with a focus on Swiss products but also cheeses from France, Spain and beyond. Purchase a sampling from this store in the Carouge neighborhood for a lakeside picnic or nearby hike.

Globus Genève Grand Magasin

Located on the famous Rue du Rhône, Globus is a luxury department store stocked with designer brands for women, men and children, along with gourmet kitchen supplies, homewares, beauty and more. Plus, visitors can dine onsite at the food hall or grab post-shopping drinks at the cocktail bar.

Guillaume Bichet | Chocolaterie et pâtisserie Genève

Chocolate and pastry chef Guillaume Bhicet’s eponymous shop sells gourmet, artisanal confections that make for excellent gifts. A signature item is the chocolate-covered princess almonds, which are roasted and then caramelized before being dipped in chocolate. Pralines and chocolates in a variety of flavors are also on offer, as are pastry desserts. Guilllaume Bichet is based in nearby Coppet, but has several locations in Geneva.


Customizable make-your-own watch workshops. Learn the ins and outs of mechanical watches and make your own.

Letubooks, Librairie d'Art

Open since 1973, Letubooks specializes in works on fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, jewelry, watchmaking, fashion, design and textiles. “I could spend hours browsing,” writes Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley.

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Philippe Pascoët Maître Chocolatier Suisse

Master chocolatier Philippe Pascoet creates delicious confections from his Carouge chocolate laboratory and shop. Stop in for gourmet chocolates in a variety of assortments. These make for a great treat while exploring, as well as a beautiful, tasty gift.

Saveurs d'Italie

For a little bit of Italy in the heart of Geneva, stop by Saveurs d’Italie. Both a gourmet food store and restaurant, Saveurs d’Italie offers a range of Italian specialties and fresh products. Grab provisions and stay for lunch—the menu includes cheese and charcuterie platters, fresh pastas, sandwiches and more. Plus, the custom-made baskets make for great gifts.

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SEP Carouge

A quaint boutique in the Carouge neighborhood, SEP was created with the mission to aid women refugees in the Middle East.

Sweetzerland Chocolate

For some of the best artisanal truffles and pralines in Geneva, Sweetzerland Chocolate is the place to go.

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