Buvette estivale de la Barje des Sciences durant un cours de danse

From May to September, the Barje sets up the Chaloupe à vapeur (formerly the Barje des Sciences) in front of the Museum of Science History, serving up drinks, local snacks and a variety of free cultural events.

La Chaloupe à vapeur is open to the public from mid-May to September 2023.

Supported from the very outset by the City of Geneva, the Association La Barje has operated an associative, social and cultural refreshment stand in front of the Museum of Science History in Parc de la Perle du Lac since 2009.

An independent structure, this relaxation and leisure site promotes the sale of regional products, the redistribution of operating profits to the different associations and the creation of jobs for young people.

Dates and times

From 13 May to September 2023

  • From Monday to Friday, 11.30 a.m. to midnight
  • Saturdays, 10 a.m. to midnight
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Entertainment programme

The terrace of la Chaloupe à vapeur is a favourite location in the city, nestling at the very heart of Parc de la Perle du Lac. You can spend a peaceful moment on your own or with the family at the end of the day, sipping a craft juice or local beer while admiring the lake and the mountains in the stunning greenery of the Perle du Lac. You can dance under the stars on a large wooden dance floor installed specially for the occasion or enjoy small-scale concerts in the open air. You can even enjoy a nap.

  • Monday: Tango
  • Tuesday: Swing lindy hop
  • Wednesday: Salsa / bachata
  • Thursday: Country line dance
  • Friday: Forro / samba / zouk
  •  Sunday 4 p.m.: live music

Discover all the events organised by La Barje on the association’s social networks:

La Barje has also operated the bar-terrace des Lavandières along Promenade des Lavandières for over 15 years, as well as the Jardin des Nations refreshment stand since 2022.

Article modifié le 27.06.2023 à 15:12