One tenth of all Genevans live in this neighbourhood near the centre.

Les Grottes might clash with your notions of Geneva as a posh and ordered city, as this quarter is chaotic, young and bohemian.

From the 1960s it was the home of anarchist communes and squats, and although Les Grottes has been gentrified in recent years it is still a very affordable place to live considering the centre is so close.

Explore this area for cafes, theatres, cinemas, left-field independent shops, but also to see Les Schtroumpfs.