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Geneva Sights

Maison Tavel (Tavel House)

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

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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. Audioguides are available in English, French, German, and Russian.

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

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  • Free
  • Tues.–Sun. 11–6


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