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Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral

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Address: cour de Saint-Pierre 6 | CH-1204, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0) 22 311 75 74
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2000 Years of History

This is a great place to see the ruins of at least four cathedrals. The presentation does a good job of including English explanations of items on display. There is also an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to see the ruins of at least four cathedrals. The presentation does a good job of including English explanations of items on display. There is also an English audio guide.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our 15-year-old loved the underground ruins. The wite has been a religipous site since early Christianity.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited St. Peters Cathedral and were delighted to find an entrance to the Archeological Museum. The entrance is located just to the right of the church. St. Peters Cathedral is located across the Rhone River from the train station. There are a number of walking bridges to get to this picturesque side of Geneva. Artifacts can be seen of... More 

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NAPA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a place we just popped into and were pleasantly surprised with the history of the church and what we found.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away under the St Pierre Cathedral, this museum was entirely deserted when we visited late on a Monday afternoon, which felt bizarre given its scale. The entrance fee also includes a very informative audio guide, which made the visit much more enjoyable. It took us around an hour to go round the whole site at a leisurely pace but... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled on the dig by chance. Very interesting to see developments through the years. Our 17 and 10 year old enjoyed it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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 July 13, 2016

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 July 2, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

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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