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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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A gem of a site!

We stumbled across this site with a bit of luck, and were surprised how extensive and interesting it was! The displays were well done, and I especially enjoyed the mosaics. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Richmond, Vermont

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Stopped in here and walked around. The nice treat was the organ playing during my visit. There were several street musical festivals in the city and I believe this was part of it. The organ was amazing. The cathedral was nice but nothing spectacular. Would love to have gone up into the towers but it was closed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We stumbled across this site with a bit of luck, and were surprised how extensive and interesting it was! The displays were well done, and I especially enjoyed the mosaics. The church above is interesting as well, but note that the entrance to the archeological site is not through the main church hall (it's just to the right of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Must see. Just one day in Geneva and this is a treasure. Was very surprised we were practically alone there. Very few visitors when we went. Great audio guide comes with admission. Highly recommend. Portions of site dates back 2000 years. My 15 year old son enjoyed very much as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This archeological site is very interesting, particularly if you want to understand 2000 years of the history of the city. This self guided tour is done very well and incorporates excellent multi media presentations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Visiting this site proved to be one of the absolute highlights of our month in Europe. The English audio is interesting and the displays are well set up while still being an active dig site. The artefacts go back to the first church built in the 4th century to even earlier to pre-Christian times. Without the crowds we later experienced... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a truly fascinating place! The layers of history uncovered and displayed are mind boggling. Take the audio tour at your own pace; I only wish I had more time to spend here. There are steps, stairs and turns so probably not the best for the those needing strollers or have mobility issues. Being completely underground it can be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 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

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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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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Address: Address: Cour Saint Pierre 6 | CH-1204, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0) 22 311 75 74
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva

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