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Maison Tavel

rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 6, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 418 37 00
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This historic building, the foundations of which date back to the 12th century, houses a museum that documents the history of the city.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“top floor” (30 reviews)
“free museum” (14 reviews)
“relief map” (6 reviews)
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rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 6, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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"top floor"
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"free museum"
in 14 reviews
"relief map"
in 6 reviews
"scale model"
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"old town"
in 24 reviews
"d movie"
in 3 reviews
"private residence"
in 3 reviews
"historical objects"
in 3 reviews
"medieval house"
in 3 reviews
"nineteenth century"
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"interesting small museum"
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"vaulted cellar"
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"door knockers"
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"oldest building"
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"museum holds"
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"daily life"
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"spent years"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice, free museum to visit for a look at the history of Geneva. The exhibitions are interesting especially the models of the city. The main exhibition information is in French

Thank Alicehelena1208
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

The Tavel House has an interesting display of 14th century artifacts and a 19th century home. The ground floor has a must-see video and graphic display of the history of Geneva. It is extremely well done and provides a unique look at the development of...More

Thank Alaska_Explorer
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

If you are going to tour Geneva, start here to get a great overview of the history and layout of the city. The video just inside the door is a must. Then both the city and the rest of the museum make sense. The museum...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

It is a free museum so you have nothing to risk by stopping in. I was absolutely thrilled that I did. You can visit every level of the house from the basement to the attic. Take the time to take the stairs outside and get...More

Thank Anna911
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

This is supposedly the oldest house in Geneva. I was running out of time when i got here so i was only able to have a look at the ground floor. There was a very informative 3-D movie that details the history of Geneva in...More

Thank Ogalo O
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

I had to choose between the catedral's archeological museum or this one. This one was free, so it won. This is a public run museum on the history of Geneva. I was awed. I really enjoyed Learning more about the city and its protestantism past....More

Thank zaz936
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Start your tour on the third floor where you'll find a very large, model replica of the city in 1850. Then amble your way down from floor to floor. The second floor is entirely presented as it would have been in the old days, complete...More

Thank Catherine M
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

If you have limited time you should focus on other sites in Geneva. Again, yes, it’s the oldest house in Geneva and I'm not saying it's a bad visit but there are so many other museums that deserve your time. I dropped in because within...More

Thank 473TomB473
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Great place to visit to get an understanding of life in the old town of Geneva from 1200 on. There was a really passionate English speaking guide who was very interesting. Don't miss the view of the lake from the alcove.

Thank Susie4861
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

I noticed that a lot of people gave this site excellent reviews. My reaction was not the same. It is an old house, granted. The model of Geneva and the film that explains the development of the city is interesting. Yes, I saw the big...More

3  Thank dinj
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