La Barje – Terrasse des Lavandières opens for the season

One of my favorite places in Geneva opened for the season last evening. La Barje is a bar located on the promenade des Lavandières. You can see it when walking over the Coulouvrenière bridge or walking to and from the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices or l’Usine.

I like to refer to it as the center of the world.

There are a few places to sit but people mostly sit along the Rhône (feet dangling over the water) or on the bridge leading to La Barje (see photo below).


Just be considerate of others and don’t block the way on the bridge or the promenade.

Did you know: Lavandières gets its name from the “washers” who used to do the washing along the Rhône. A photo to illustrate it all from