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).

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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 NotreHistoire.ch.