Tavel House Overview

Tavel House, locally known as Maison Tavel, stands as a unique history and culture museum nestled in the heart of Geneva, housed within one of the city's oldest residences.

Immerse yourself in the captivating exhibits showcasing stunning models of mid-nineteenth-century architecture, providing a glimpse into Geneva's rich heritage. So, In your Switzerland tour package, explore the well-preserved interiors and learn about the city's evolution, making Tavel House an integral stop for those seeking a blend of history and cultural immersion.


Spanning five floors, the Tavel House building plays host to stunning architectural reflections of the early-fourteenth century. A testament to the architectural skills of the Swiss medieval era, Tavel House is one of the few houses in Geneva that have retained their original architecture and design.

The ground floor harbours some amazing exhibits of the resident building itself, along with the fascinating history of the Tavel family. The attic brings you the most talked-about exhibit in the museum - a gigantic architectural model of Geneva in the mid-nineteenth century, designed by Auguste Magnin and his team. Visit Tavel House to take a leisurely trip back to 19th century Geneva in all its details.

Timings: Open 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM every day except Monday.

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Location: Rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 6, 1204 Genève

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