Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, Geneva

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Discover the rich history behind one of Geneva's most prominent churches at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral. Construction works carried out in the 1980s accidently uncovered a plethora of ancient artifacts at this site, dating as far back as the Roman Empire. These have been carefully examined and curated to provide visitors with a remarkable insight into the city's history and the past of this important building. Witness remnants of the basilica that once stood here, including the Roman crypt, monk's cells, and allobrogian tomb. For a more in-depth tour, pick up one of the audio headsets at the cathedral's entrance. Arrange your visit to Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral and discover more family-friendly attractions in Geneva using our Geneva day trip website.
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  • A visit to St Pierre Cathedral is obligatory when visiting Geneva. Take a few moments to sit in a pew and breathe in the spirit and peace of the cathedral before tackling the towers to enjoy... 
    A visit to St Pierre Cathedral is obligatory when visiting Geneva. Take a few moments to sit in a pew and breathe in the spirit and peace of the cathedral before tackling the towers to enjoy...  more »
  • An interesting site and something I hadn't really seen before elsewhere. It was bigger than I expected and had good information signs and you get an audio guide too. Not sure it was totally worth the....  more
    An interesting site and something I hadn't really seen before elsewhere. It was bigger than I expected and had good information signs and you get an audio guide too. Not sure it was totally worth the....  more »
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  • One of amazing place in Geneva. The whole museum is completely under the cathedral that is really amazing. In here we can see the old culture of Geneva there technology used in building. Well , tombs the storage rooms , etc etc . One of the main place is the room bishop it is really beautiful just looking at the room we can understand that the how much power has bishop over Geneva city on that time . The ground declaration is really amazing most of part were destroyed but they well preserved it in great way the room represent the political power of bishop also the has a heating system in the 4 th century . For entry it's 4 euro or Swiss franc for students and 8 euro or Swiss franc for the adults I don't know how much for the children (IAM sorry 🙂) it's really worth for visiting
  • Absolutely worth the 8 franks. The museum is a lot bigger than I initially thought. Definitely get the audio guide.

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