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Maison Tavel

rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 6, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 418 37 00
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“oldest house” (12 reviews)
“top floor” (30 reviews)
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rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 6, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 418 37 00
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

This museum - right in the middle of the Old City of Geneva - is superb. There's a fabulous multi-media display of the centuries of change in the City and of Lake Geneva. This is a fantastic place to spend an hour or two -...More

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Don't forget to view the foundations in the back courtyard. The house is on several levels and contains some really interesting exhibits. The most impressive is the video of the development of Geneva over the centuries projected onto a topographical map - fascinating to see.

1  Thank Paul T
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

This museum is amazing with an excellent 3D map with a video projection telling you the story of Geneva. It's a fair introduction to Geneva. I highly recommend the visit of the Maison Tavel through the Geneva Mystery booklet (ask the tourism office: you can...More

1  Thank Yassine B
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Make sure that you get to the top floor, there is a wonderful model of Geneva in the middle ages. It will help you understand how Geneva evolved in what it is today.

Thank AsiaLovers
Reviewed 4 August 2015

3 floors of history of Geneva. The 3rd floor has a Fantastic model of the city when it was fortified. Free entrance. No English descriptions on most of the exhibits. Well laid out and an interesting insight into days gone by. We started on the...More

1  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Maison Tavel provided an interesting insight into the geographical and physical history of Geneva.Visits are free. Recommended while strolling through the Old Town

Thank RDTravel2015
Reviewed 26 July 2015

The Maison Tavel is a very compact museum featuring a scale model of Geneva as it was in 1850, before the walls around the town were taken down. There is also a marvelous multi-media presentation of the evolution of the city from the earliest settlements...More

Thank Stephen1949
Reviewed 14 July 2015

It was very interesting going round the different floors. Seeing what things used to be like. Enjoyed the video. Would recommend. A must see while in Geneva

Thank hunt2015
Reviewed 13 July 2015

This was an interesting place to spend an hour, but I'm not sure I'd make a special trip to the area for it. Highlights include: the scale model in the attic of the city and the cellar, as well as the display of old tavern...More

Thank jennahh
Reviewed 5 July 2015

A great display of the history and development of Geneva. Make sure you watch the video on the 3d model near entrance. Free entry.

Thank James T
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