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Maison Tavel

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This historic building, the foundations of which date back to the 12th century, houses a museum that documents the history of the city.
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rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 6, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 418 37 00
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We dropped into this "free to the public" attraction after visiting the St. Pierre Cathedral and although strangely laid out it turned out to be rather entertaining. It has a wonderful display of historical doors and windows and an interesting video display close to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BreezeRidge3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just want to give another shout-out to the huge 3D map of Geneva from circa 1850 that takes up the top floor of this museum. Not only is its detail and craftsmanship breathtaking, but also the enormous map gives the viewer a great understanding...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aaron G
Reviewed 25 November 2018

It is centrally located, close to the cathedral. It is the oldest house in Geneva. Don't expect to be impressed. There are some interesting exhibits. At least is free and small.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jtk_Greece
Reviewed 16 November 2018

A really interesting collection of how people used to live a few centuries ago, in the oldest house in Geneva. It is worth a visit, not only for the exhibits, but also for the wonderful view from the windows of the house.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vm-aranne
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Located close to the cathedral, this museum is free and small. There are some interesting exhibits but the best part for us was the film on the ground floor which, together with an illuminated model, takes the viewer through the development and growth of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OnHols2017
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Maison Tavel has free admitance, Thai is always a good information for people traveling on a tight budget. The exhibition has an interesting multimedia on the development of the city of Geneva. Antique objects like Helmets and armours are on display. One of the floors...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marciaa864
Reviewed 19 September 2018

A friendly tour guide outside the Cathedral recommended a visit here, so after a Sunday afternoon stroll through the Old Town exploring we visited this medieval house. Very pleased it was free entry, as most things in Switzerland are expensive. You really get a feel...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TheExploringShoes
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This was our second favorite site in the old town. The house is 4 stories and each has something to recommend it. Just seeing the house itself, even without the contents, would be interesting. There is no fee , which surprised us. There is an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

It is a free, small really cosy museum to visit if you are interested in the history and geography of Genf and the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BogiV7
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Maison Tavel is the oldest house in Geneva, built in the 12th century by the Maison family, has several floors as well as an underground full of various exhibits, artifacts and historical objects focusing on Geneva's city history.There is an amazing full 3D wooden model...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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25 April 2016|
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Open all days from 11 AM til 18 PM except Monday... the visit is free of charge
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