A little of history

Founded in 1851 by Mr Paul Bourne (pharmacist and member of the Geneva Medical Society), the Bourg-de-Four pharmacy is one of the oldest in Geneva and the only one to have retained its period furnishings.

Sold to two consecutive owners, it was then bought by Mr Ernest Homberger (pharmacist) in 1940, who developed his own homeopathic formulas and thereby contributed to the development of this form of therapy in Switzerland.

The Bourg-de-Four pharmacy became an indispensable establishment for all those who believed in natural medicine in Switzerland.

Taken over by his son, Mr François Homberger (pharmacist), it was then sold to Mr Jacques Vonlanthen (pharmacist) in 2007 and then to Dr Frédéric Bressler (medical doctor), the current owner, in 2012.

Every day, tourists come to admire the period furnishings at this establishment, soon to celebrate its 165th birthday, and patients, whatever type of medicine they orient to, come to receive advice from our specialist team.


Find us

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Contact us

Address : Place du Bourg-de-Four 10
  CH - 1204 Genève
Telephone : +41 22 310 99 40
FAX : +41 22 310 99 42
E-mail : info@pharmacie-bdf.ch