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Maison Tavel (Tavel House)

Maison Tavel (Tavel House) Review

Vaulted cellars and ground-floor kitchens display medieval graffiti, 15th-century tiles, and a guillotine in Geneva's oldest house, now a museum focused on life in the city from 1334 to the 1800s. Seventeenth-century ironwork, doors, and other fragments of long-demolished houses fill the first floor; a bourgeois home complete with 18th-century wallpaper is re-created on the second. The enormous Magnin Model (which depicts Geneva as it looked before its elaborate defense walls came down in 1850) is housed in the attic.

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  • Address: 6 rue du Puits-St-Pierre, Vieille Ville, Geneva, 1204 | Map It
  • Phone: 022/4183700
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 11–6
  • Website:
  • Location: Vieille Ville
Updated: 11-14-2013

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