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“Favarger "fresh chocolate boutique", Geneva”
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Sweet Geneva Tour
Ranked #16 of 28 Tours in Geneva
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Owner description: A fun, informative and delicious way to discover Geneva's sweet scene (chocolate, pastry, gelato) in Carouge, an old neighborhood with a rich history, Italian flair and a charm all its own. Kerrin of MyKugelhopf has taken her popular sweet tours in Zürich to Geneva, revealing addresses of the city’s most passionate yet unknown artisans, who will share their craft with you. Enjoy behind-the-scenes visits and plenty of tastes along the way!
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42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Favarger "fresh chocolate boutique", Geneva”
Reviewed 17 April 2013

Favarger is certainly the best handmade chocolate boutique in Geneva.

Ask for Camille. He will enjoy to make you taste different chocolates and guide you in your sweet choice.

You will not regret, for sure !!!

Visited April 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Chocolate - Off the Beaten Path”
Reviewed 13 September 2012

This tour is advertised as "Sweet Geneva" but it was much more.

We met our guide Sylvia near the fountain at the Place du Marché in Carouge. We started with a walk to a chocolatier, a tour and demonstration of how hand-made chocolates are produced, and of course the mandatory tasting of the results.

By the time we were done we had visited two more chocolatiers, a clock maker, a tea shop, a gelateria and the Carouge farmer's market. Sylvia has a personal relationship with many in the area and that made our visits to the inner workings of their businesses feel much less intrusive.

We also learned a lot about the history of Carouge and how it came to have a different look and feel to that of Geneva.

Plan for lots of walking so wear comfortable shoes. The tour took a good three hours to complete. A bonus for us was finding a very good Vietnamese restaurant for lunch near where the tour ended.

Visited August 2012
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9 Thank AlchemyRider
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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Charming, sweet and fun!”
Reviewed 16 August 2012

This was a new and different way to visit Geneva for us, highly recommended. We have visited friends in Geneva before and always spend time around the lake and downtown, but we had never been to Carouge. What a charming little area, and such a fun way to visit it. With desserts! The guide, Sylvia, was very knowledgeable about the neighborhood's history and she took us into a great variety of sweet shops (small independent stores rather than the big industries) for ice cream, chocolate and cupcakes too. Really fun-and delicious!

Visited July 2012
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4 Thank Samantha S
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Jerusalem, Israel
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Tour operators cannot afford to be unresponsive”
Reviewed 13 June 2012

I wrote well in advance (>2 weeks) in order to find out if a tour would be available for the time of my stay in Geneva, but never received a response. Out of curiousity, i checked and found out that the operator was active on the net during this time so i cannot find a justification for such substandard conduct. I wish i could review the tour itself, however, i feel i should share my negative experience all the same.

Visited June 2012
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5 Thank yarrz
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious and informative”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

I'd been living in the neighborhood covered in this tour for over a year and thought I knew it pretty well, but Kerrin introduced me to several new and wonderful spots for chocolate and sweets (most of which I've been back to since!). Her personal relationships with these artisans & her extensive knowledge about chocolate really made the tour a memorable and interesting experience. I'd recommend it to visitors and residents alike. Go hungry, you'll get stuffed to gills with delicious samples!

Visited December 2011
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