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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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Interesting insight into the history of the cathedral.

This reminded me a lot of Notre Dame in Paris. The cathedral was built up over centuries, layer upon layer, and this tour under the floor of the modern cathedral gives a real... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This reminded me a lot of Notre Dame in Paris. The cathedral was built up over centuries, layer upon layer, and this tour under the floor of the modern cathedral gives a real insight into how this development took place. Well laid out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Let's face it; Geneva is not a hotbed of sites to see. The archeological site at St. Pierre's is worth it. It is quick and self-guided. It is also relatively inexpensive. The audio is pretty helpful and the setting is clean. The mosaic floor (photo attached) is very impressive.

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nicely done, the path brings you across the history of Geneva. You will discover how the Cité of Calvin was build and the few little wars that made it how it is today. I still think the price is expensive for the time spent and the content of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Absolutely stunning place !! In my opinion, it is the best thing to see in Geneva. Like most of Geneva, it is not overly hyped. The site itself is huge and amazingly, it sits right under the Cathedral St. Pierre. Just that part is amazing in itself and the whole story and the various paths in it are all incredible.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Geneva has been settled since the Bronze Age (La Tène), and this ramble through the various layers of archaeology under the Cathedral is fascinating. Well presented, marked and explained, it takes little imagination to see some remarkable remains come to life.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very well explained, nice setting, The museum had a premium prize for it's setting. It is a must in geneva, even if ou are not so much interrested in religion, because it is a question of culture, especially for american visitors. It's some of the roots of their culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Having visited archeological sites in Turkey, Israel, Greece and elsewhere, we were blown away by both the enormity and presentation of this dig. The layers of history that form this significant center of religious life are displayed in the most visible and understandable fashion, and the head-set guided self-tours allow the visitor to learn as much as you choose. It's... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

What a great exposition about these diffrent churches that have been built there through all these centuries. Take at least an hour to make that tour. It's worth it. Loved the tombs, and many babtism fonts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It does not occur to people that underneath Geneva's St. Pierre Cathedral lies the remains of past religious temples and churches that date back hundreds of years. The way the exhibit is set up is very intuitive, with a comprehensive audio guide to lead the way through the maze of archeological splendors. A truly cultural and enjoyable activity to do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you want to experience the way history plays out by digging deep into the foundations of the central cathedral in Europe, then this is it. Kind of a template for most other European cities.

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