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Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral

Cour Saint Pierre 6 | CH-1204, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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Ranked #6 of 71 Attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Wow... just wow... under the cathedral is an extensive labyrinth of archeological remains of 4 different buildings / churches. The site is massive - and every bit is clearly marked so you can gauge how old the structure is that you're looking at. The ladies voice on the audio tour was boring - too slow - so we just turned... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Extremely informative tour with history that you can touch, right in front of your very eyes. The audio guide is a must and kept my ten year old and myself engaged for two hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You can walk the distance underneath the church and it was fantastic – they had sites with descriptions of the different eras – some of these sites were pre-Christ. They had original tile flooring in one portion and a description of what might have happened in various rooms. Given how big the church is above the site, it's amazing how... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you want to check out the past history of the site, then this is quite interesting. It takes you down through the various layers of historical buildings that existed there far back several hundred years

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Trail, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is worth the visit. When I was there, it was not crowded. I was there for an hour, and would have liked to have had more time. I would definitely return to this site.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A whole new way of looking at archaeological remains. The recorded guided tour was essential to understand what you were looking at and it brought the history of the site to life. It is not a five minute visit - allow a good hour to an hour and half to do the museum justice.

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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very very interesting. Free with swiss pass but if you don't have the swiss pass it is still worth paying for.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Coming for the US, it was great to see a site so old. Our kids were fascinated. Not crowded at all, and we could take our time

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Went with some tourists to Geneva as had never been and was absolutely bowled over as to how thorough the information was and interesting the site itself is: very well put together.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

As far as I was concerned, what is important about Cathedral St-Pierre is the movement that was launched there in the 16th C -- not what was buried underneath. So I went mostly because my daughter thought it sounded good and it was part of a combined entrance ticket. Well, I was impressed. The display had a story to tell,... More

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