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“Historical site free to visit in city center”
Review of Maison Tavel

Maison Tavel
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$134.35*
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Day Trip to Geneva and Annecy from Chamonix
Ranked #13 of 149 things to do in Geneva
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Owner description: This historic building, the foundations of which date back to the 12th century, houses a museum that documents the history of the city.
Paris, France
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121 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Historical site free to visit in city center”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Maison Tavel can be a nice place to discover with visitors while visiting Geneva city center on a Sunday. It is a free historical house, where are exposed furniture, homeware, paintings, miniatures, plans describing how houses and urbanization changed over centuries.

Visited July 2012
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Maison Tavel”
Reviewed May 13, 2012

Obviously the relief map of Geneva scores, but the whole thing is so beautifully low key.

There's no pretension to "fine art"; this is just how (fairly well off) people lived.

I loved the domesticity

Visited May 2012
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Paris, France
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“tavel”
Reviewed May 3, 2012

I like the museum nice items inside and we startes by a video explaining the city I didn't like the mens in the front door they didn't told us bye and we forgot our luggage they didn't even notice they didn't care

Visited May 2012
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Athens, Greece
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54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Another free entrance!”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

Beautiful oldest geneva house, nice collection of antiques, extraordinary miniature model of Geneva (it took them 18 years to finish it!). In the same room where the model is, there is also a small nostaligic collection of old b/w photographs of everyday life in the city. Very touching...

Visited March 2012
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Switzerland
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245 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“Great small museum the oldest house in geneva”
Reviewed April 8, 2012

Most important FREE, climb to the last floor to view a wonderful model of Geneva as it used to be

Visited March 2012
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