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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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Great site to review history of Geneva from BC forward.

They have actually excavated nearly the entire foundation of this 1,000 year old church to uncover layers of archeological history since before Christ. The history is very well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have actually excavated nearly the entire foundation of this 1,000 year old church to uncover layers of archeological history since before Christ. The history is very well documented with charts on walls and audio tour. Very worthwhile. After leaving. enter church and walk to top of bell tower. Great view of Geneva.

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very interesting and well laid out "museum." It was far more interesting than the cathedral itself. My only regret is that we tried to see it in 45 minutes, and it really deserves more. The audioguide was very helpful. Another plus is that the cathedral brings you into the heart of the old city, which is the... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stumbled across this by accident and am so glad that I did! Very informative and well laid out and explained.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were unable to tour this last time in Geneva, so we made a special effort to get here this time. Did not regret. It is cool (temp wise) and really interesting. Looking at the strata of the dig was fascinating - everything built on top of prior ruins. Very very cool!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a true and honest archeological site right under the major cathedral in Geneva. Worth a visit in my opinion and there are quaint cafes nearby where you can relax afterwards.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was larger than I expected it to be, so allow an hour. Signs and information were in English which helps a lot. Some wonderful examples of mosaic, pottery and human remains beneath the cathedral. A lovely part of geneva to wander through to get there also.

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This is well worth a visit when you visit St Pierre's Cathedral which is above the archeological site. You can get a handset which is explains the history and what your looking at in more detail. It is very well preserved site with a lot of history.

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This archaeological museum showcases what has been excavated under Geneva's old cathedral, which stands on the site of an old Gaulish burial mound! The two "highlights" of the museum are the headless skeleton of a Gaulish chieftain and the mosaic floor of the reception hall of the early medieval bishop. There are also some displays of Roman objects and lots... More 

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Baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We very much enjoyed our visit to the archaeological site. You get an audio player when you enter and punch in the numbers indicated at each stop. It was very neat to see what they dug up and we liked how they marked the time frames by depth of their dig.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

With a history going back to before the birth of Christ and multiple churches built on the site across the centuries this was a really interesting site. Almost all of the signs were in French and English and the audio guide was very informative. The self guided tour was on walkways and easy to navigate. If you love "seeing" history,... More 

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