Geneva Sights

Musée des Suisses à l'Etranger (Museum of the Swiss Abroad)

  • 18 chemin de l'Impératrice Map It
  • International Area

Fodor's Review

Rooms full of models, paintings, documents, and objects highlight the considerable achievements of Swiss people outside Switzerland in this dense little museum surrounded by parkland. Swiss Guards and military men give way to artists, bankers, explorers, doctors, writers, archaeologists, chocolatiers, and inventors as the centuries progress; many, like Albert Gallatin, were surprisingly prominent. Visual guides are available in English. The entrance to the Penthes complex, which includes the Geneva Military Museum, a restaurant, and splendid park, is about 15 minutes on foot from the UN and Red Cross Museum. Avenue de la Paix segues into Route de Pregny; keep going, and just past the U.S. Mission you'll see the Penthes sign to your right. Alternatively, you can walk up Chemin de l'Impératrice from the Botanical Gardens.

Sight Information

Address:

18 chemin de l'Impératrice, Chambésy, Geneva, 1292, Switzerland

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Phone:

022-7349021

Website: www.penthes.ch

Sight Details:

  • 10 SF
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–5

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