The coat of arms of Carouge

Symbols of power and vigour

The very old coat of arms of Carouge dates back to 1786 when Victor-Amédée III granted it the title of ‘royal city’. It represents a lion lying with its head face-on, in front of a tree without fruit. The lion symbolises royal power, and the tree the city which flourishes under the protection of the king.

Carouge’s coat of arms has, however, evolved over the centuries into its present-day form.