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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Perth, Australia

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

It is fantastic that this is a free facility, in the heart of Geneva, just a couple of streets away from Cathedrale de St-Pierre. On the floor that you enter into there is a superbly-done 3D projector presentation. In front of you is a relief model of Geneva, showing the contours of the city. Onto this model the presentation projects... More 

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Pardubice
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This museum is free of charge, and it is worth of being visited! Here are few reasons why: - 3-D movie about development of Geneva city with lots of interesting facts (the ground floor), - the 18th and 19th century apartment with a view on the lake, the water fountain and the spire of the cathedral (2nd floor), - the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

While this free museum says that it is dedicated to domestic arrangements in medieval Geneva, the show-stoppers for me were the amazing 3-D movie on the first floor (10 minutes available in French, English, or German) and the huge scale model of Geneva in the 1870s up in the attic on the 4th floor. The movie shows Geneva's development from... More 

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Address: 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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