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Geneva Sights

Maison Tavel (Tavel House)

  • 6 rue du Puits-St-Pierre Map It
  • Vieille Ville

Updated 11/14/2013

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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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6 rue du Puits-St-Pierre, Geneva, 1204, Switzerland

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  • Free
  • Tues.–Sun. 11–6

Updated 11/14/2013


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