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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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This site is a must when visiting Geneva. The entrance is to the side of the main entrance to the cathedral in the vieille ville. The cost is minimal - 8frs for adults and 4frs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Martigny, Switzerland
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Martigny, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is a must when visiting Geneva. The entrance is to the side of the main entrance to the cathedral in the vieille ville. The cost is minimal - 8frs for adults and 4frs for Seniors which includes the audioguide which is an essential tool to understand what you are seeing. You have to be prepared to climb a... More 

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Annemasse, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Have taken every tourist that comes to town to this site under the cathedral. probably one of the better "digs" in Europe. And an amazing pre-Christian surprise awaits you. I doubt anyone would be bored here....

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Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

This was an absolute surprise: the way this museum has been put together (architecturally, design wise, content and light design) is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best museums I have ever visited... While you walk under the existing Cathedral you see and feel history come alive. One word of advise: get the audio guide at the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This is clearly one of the best preserved and excavated historical site in human history. It's just amazing to learn how the cathedral was built over and over again for centuries. One can see the different kind of stones used during those centuries stacked one above the other and perfectly preserved. The colourful cravings on floor is still very well... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

8 francs to go in but its well worth it. The audio guides are clear and give you an insight into the history of the place. An hour well spent

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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Spent 1.5 hrs walking through here listening to the free audio guide. Amazing archeological site. It goes on and on. Not in a repetitive way, but it illustrates the different styles of building through the centuries. Very interesting and enjoyable. Family of four cost 24 CHF.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

OK so my girlfriend isn't too bothered by archaeology. Bad news for her is that I am! And I loved this place. The site is surprisingly large, with the remains of no fewer than three cathedrals to view. When I visited the main entrance to the museum was closed and access was via the north side of the cathedral.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

It is a good place to visit if you are interested in archaeology. It is just situated near the cathedral which gives you insight about the development of the entire city.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I didn't know that there was a site under the cathedral until I stumbled at it by coincidence. Good display and an interesting story of the city. With a visit.

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Florida
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

This site is well done and quite extensive.... larger than it looks upon first entry. It provided a good history of the development of Geneva. Would recommend for those interested in history and/or archeology.

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