Stuff I will miss: Geneva gay scene

The Gay Times described Geneva’s gay scene as “slight”. Compared to Zurich it’s definitely modest, which isn’t surprising since Geneva, despite it’s reputation as wealthy and international, is a small city. It doesn’t help either if you don’t speak any French: this is, after all, Suisse Romande. Once you get that, there’s plenty to enjoy in Geneva: Association 360°, a comprehensive, informative and fun LGBT magazine, cafe/bar Le Phare in Rue Lissignol and cafe/bookstore Livresse in Rue Vignier. A saturday morning coffee at the crowded Chez Quartier in Rue Voltaire and afternoon tea in La Theiere qui rit (The laughing teapot, Rue de la Cite, strollers are not allowed inside!) are among the things I will miss in a few months, when I’ll be living in the Gay Mecca of Amsterdam.

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Le Phare

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