Maison Tavel Tours

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The oldest example of domestic architecture in Geneva, the Maison Tavel traces its origins to the beginning of the 14th century, with its layers revealing the wealth and prestige of its various owners and the growing importance of the city. As you approach, stone heads peer down at you and a corner tower lacks only Rapunzel to complete the fairy tale impression.

Once inside the distinctive dark stone walls you can explore the house from top to bottom. The cellar contains excellent examples of woodcarving and ironwork through the centuries, while the attic boasts a superb model of Geneva in the mid-19th century, when its fortifications were still intact. In between you’ll find displays of domestic interiors, including the surprisingly light and airy private quarters, fully outfitted kitchens, and displays including suits of armour and coins, highlighting the importance of finance to the city.

Practical Info

The Maison Tavel is in the heart of the Old Town and is served by regular trams from the main Gare de Cornavin train station.

Location
Address: 6 Rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed Mondays.
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Admission: Permanent Collections- Free; CHF 3 for temporary exhibits
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