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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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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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Tucked away - A little gem

The House is one of the oldest buildings in Geneva - there are some wonderfully preserved exhibits inside - The wallpapers and paintings are delightful. It was great to run around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Darren N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The House is one of the oldest buildings in Geneva - there are some wonderfully preserved exhibits inside - The wallpapers and paintings are delightful. It was great to run around the house to find all the tiny rooms - including a couple in the turret. There are great views down the streets too. On the top floor there is... More 

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toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poorly planned, disjointed and has some vague idea of life in Geneva in earlier times Staff in exhibit in basement was not very friendly and a little rude Reception staff was fine

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This tiny museum in the center of the Old Town is a jewel, recreating the way Geneva once was in many different ways. It's fun, good for all ages and can be visited several times without losing interest. Free entrance!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I was surprised by how small their collection was. It's more like a private collection, but still enjoyable.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We popped in here by chance and they had a fantastic video display covering the history and development of the city. Certainly worth a visit if you want to learn about the city and how it has expanded etc. Other floors cover details of the city's history during the post-medieval period, which also provides visitors with some interesting snippets into... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Maybe it's because I was disappointed with other Geneva museums and I didn't expect much from Maison Tavel, but I strongly recommend this place to everyone. It's not the best museum in the world, but some contents are really interesting, the old kitchen and rooms are beautifully decorated, the collection of doors and similar staff from previous centuries is good,... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

very interesting museum and excellent representation of the development of Geneva at the highest floor. Very instructive even for Geneva based people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

A very nice museum to visit. A lot to see and learn about live in Geneva in previous centries, In a nice neighourhood with intresting places to visit and restaurants too

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

If you're in old town, take at least 15 minutes to see the projector located on the main floor. It's inconspicuous sitting there, but press the button and a short video gives an incredible show of how the city changed over the past 100's of years. It projects images onto a 3-D contour of the surrounding landscape. Entry is free,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

This little cute museum is amazing. There are so many beautiful things to look at and so much to learn. Do check out the projector at the ground floor. They overlay old maps over a 3D structure that reflects the topography of the area and the overall effect is magical.

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