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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
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+41 22 311 75 74
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We arrived there late in the day so were went round a little quicker than advised and without the audio guide. However, it was still an enjoyable visit. I love the way it was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 September 2016
Carole R
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Edinburgh
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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We arrived there late in the day so were went round a little quicker than advised and without the audio guide. However, it was still an enjoyable visit. I love the way it was laid out and the signage was adequate without the audio. I liked the colour coded tags showing the age of each section of wall however that... More 

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Baltimore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Enjoyed visiting and learning all about the history of the church building. The audio guide was very helpful.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The cathedral was majestic, but there are some maintenance work on-going when I visited. As I was there early in the morning, I did not hear any noise due to the maintenance. However, what I found intriguing was the archaeological site available to public. The site is directly under the museum and is definitely the highlight of my trip. It... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 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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