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“Stumbled upon this gem of a museum - Must See!”
Review of Maison Tavel

Maison Tavel
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US$27.32*
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Geneva Pass
Ranked #13 of 149 things to do in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This historic building, the foundations of which date back to the 12th century, houses a museum that documents the history of the city.
Mahopac, New York
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Stumbled upon this gem of a museum - Must See!”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We were only in Geneva for one night as a layover, and had just finished asking each other what we knew about Geneva's history while we were walking through the Old Town and popped our head in this interesting doorway and found this fantastic free museum! A must see for the great explanations of Geneva's history, artifacts galore, and the opportunity to tour a home of yesteryear.

Visited August 2013
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Fort Worth, TX
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150 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Very much worth a stop!”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

Just down from the cathedral and is easily visited in an hour or two. Has a very nice collection the artifacts from the history of Geneva. The very first room has a great collection of medieval and later doors and all the paraphernalia that goes with them. The very top floor has a model of the city that took 20 years to build and shows the city circa mid 1800's I guess.

Visited August 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“It is free admission so go and see it!”
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Even if you only stay for a short while, it is worth a stop as you visit the old city. The sample doors form old buildings in Geneva are intricate designs and the display showing early wallpaper designs are interesting.

Visited May 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“excellent pictures of Geneva at different ages”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

giving a good view of Geneva then, later, and now. On top floor a marvellous wooden(?) model of medieval Geneva

Visited June 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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326 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Very interesting glimpse of the historical Geneva”
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Beautiful old houses dating back centuries ago with nice accessories of the daily life and a beautiful reproduction of Geneva of the old days. It is worth the visit. Especially the top floor with the light show illustrating the metamorphosis of the city.

Visited September 2012
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