BUVETTE DES FEMMES ABSTINENTES
by Alexandra Osváth
Photo credit: Main Photograph – GHI
Older photographs: RTS and GENEVE AUTREFOIS EN CARTES
Just a few months after celebrating its 100th anniversary, an outdoor café in Parc la Grange which has been a feminist icon in the city for the past century, will be forced to close its doors.
The symbol of a feminist movement staunchly against alcoholism, the Buvette des Femmes Abstinentes has been a mainstay of Parc la Grange, bringing together locals and tourists alike.
THINGS TO DO IN GENEVA speaks to a male ally, Christian Burgat, whose wife runs the outdoor café. Burgat serves as the treasurer for the anti-alcohol feminist league behind the Buvette.