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Maison Tavel

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Address: 6 rue du Puits-St-Pierre, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 22 418 37 00
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Description: This historic building, the foundations of which date back to the 12th...
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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Really interesting, not too big

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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geneva, switzerland

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geneva, switzerland
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 to the present. This is available in English, French or German. The museum displays objects... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 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

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Hawalli, Kuwait
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 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 signs. The story about the growth of Geneva at the beginning was also quite educational.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 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.

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Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I came across this museum while walking around the Old Town and decided to go in. I met another solo female traveller outside while waiting for the museum to open (at 11am) and we decided to walk around the museum together. We were greeted by friendly staff who provided us some brochures and information about the museum. The museum is... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This little house near the Armoury gives one a glimpse of what Geneva was like. When we entered, the gentleman behind the desk recommended that we watch a special film. I have never seen such a film. Next to the screen was a model of Geneva's terrain. The brief documentary had coordinated lights on the model which showed the changes... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This house- built in 1334 on the foundations of a house that burnt down- showcases both the city and life in the city over time. Start on the ground floor with a video of the growth of Geneva (in several languages), then go straight up to the top floor and work your way down through the house and the changes... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Wonderful exhibits. The only minus was the guided-tour gizmo kept malfunctioning -- I had to return to the front desk repeatedly for help with it.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A medieval house once owned by the nobility in Geneva's walled city, this is must visit place when in Geneva!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Maison Tavel is such an underrated tourist stop and I believe that it is so often missed off people's visit itinerary. You will find Maison Tavel right in the heart of 'Vieille Ville', the Old Town of Geneva, just a stone's throw from where you will see tourists looking at the antique cannons and mosaics that are displayed in the... More 

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Address: 6 rue du Puits-St-Pierre, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 22 418 37 00
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Cité

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