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“Very Interesting”

Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral
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$27.56*
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$135.70*
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Day Trip to Geneva and Annecy from Chamonix
Ranked #17 of 155 things to do in Geneva
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very Interesting”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Reasonably priced with audio guide device provided. If you are interested in history this is definitely worth a visit.

Visited December 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Travelling through History”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

A very nice and well maintained Archaeological tour through the history of Geneva. If you are expecting great treasures, art-work , precious metals and stones or things like that, then you will be disappointed. But the Genevese authorities have gone to great lengths to make this into an enjoyable experience. The entry fee is , I guess 8 chf normally and 4 chf for students (they didnt even check my card). Free audio guides are available in many languages. There are audiovisual shows which are very informative. It's never too crowded and the feeling inside ancient alleyways with only an electronic voice for company is delightfully eerie. Overall, a great experience.

Visited November 2013
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Syosset, New York
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Must See”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is a must see site if you visit Geneva! After visiting the Cathedral above with its austere finishes this amazing archeological go to this site below it and you will really be taken back in time.

Visited November 2013
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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Swiss can sell even rocks”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

In this museum you can see, how swiss people are good at tourism. The archaeological site is nice, but nothing special in comparison with other archaeological sites(that I've worked on - although I am not an archaeologist, I sometimes help on a. sites as my hobby). You learn about history of geneva and stuff, but what you see are mostly walls and rocks. There are some models and visualisations, but it gets a bit boring after some time. No golden treasure, no bronze, silver, not even ceramic treasure. Nothing special. In some other countriess there would be just a little table saying this is something historical, but here they built a whole museum around it and that is amazing for me. So I would rate the a. site as average, but the museum as a whole, the e-guides, visualizations, documentaries they show you, ... as amazing. They know how to make museums.

Visited September 2013
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Burnaby BC
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91 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Amazing job of excavation!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

This was a very interesting visit. The site was well laid out, and since it was not too busy, it was easy to have a relaxed wander around the site.

Visited September 2013
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