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Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral

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Address: Cour Saint Pierre 6 | CH-1204, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0) 22 311 75 74
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Layers of history

A very informative and clearly instructed archeological site. It was fascinating to see how the site has evolved over the decades. The audio guide (included in the entrance fee... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very informative and clearly instructed archeological site. It was fascinating to see how the site has evolved over the decades. The audio guide (included in the entrance fee) was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Genebra or planning to go you must visit this archeological site. You should visit the catedral first and then go to the site to understand how it was built. You will feel how life goes fast as you walk through thousands of years of history of local civilization.

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Thank Barbara Q
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the guided walk around the excavations. The audio guide is included in the very reasonable entrance fee. Bonus - the English version is voiced by a hilariously plummy female. Loved seeing the layers of history so clearly in the soil. Some interesting artefacts. Not as good as the Scavi under St Peters in Vatican City but similar... More 

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Thank coolaholigah
Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to St. Pierre cathedral with our nephew when we visited Geneva and loved it! The detail was astonishing and the multiple number of times during which the cathedral was constructed and modified was extremely impressive. It felt like one was walking back in time, seeing how things must have looked when the city was first settled. We very... More 

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Thank George S
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

See 2,000yrs worth of history in the archeological site below the cathedral. Ramps and walkways allow you to have front-row seats to the amazing historic findings. You pay a small fee of 8CHF per adult which includes an audio guide so you can take your time and enjoy.

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Thank Sarah W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's nice to see, price is okay, takes more or less 1h. But it's not as impressive as I imagined. Have been to Naples underground 2 weeks ago - so I expected a bigger and rougher site.

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Thank Chri G
Ongar, Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastic self-guided tour (get the headsets) underneath the St Pierre Cathedral. Ticket price is a bargain for the exposure and extensive site. Perfect rainy day activity.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a great way to learn about the history of the cathedral. Various displays show the long history of the site. The audio commentary is very informative so don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Worth the 8 euros! It's huge, there are a lot to see. It was very quiet and relaxing, great place to visit during a rainy day!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It's a big site, foundation of the old church (or churches) below current one. Very well instructed tour with clear signs. However, mostly old walls and columns – and not much for people who have seen Rome, Athens and other.

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