Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral

Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral

Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral
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Steviefull
Kidderminster, UK1,944 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We bought a ticket for here along with the tower entrance and it was interesting to see the original site which dates back as far as the 4th century.

Definitely worth paying the extra few pound on top of the must do ticket to go up the towers.
Written 28 February 2024
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Tak
Tokyo, Japan182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The entrance is difficult to find for people since the entrance sign is too small to see it.
Once we could get down on the steps, there is the front desk. We paid there and he gave us the audio guidance. We had to push the designated numbers that were 1-18. Each number explains the history of this site with audio.
We could understand the underground construction from B.C. when ancient people lived in Geneva.
We took more than one hour to go around. On Saturday morning, there was only us to be there although there were many tourists in front of Cathedral. My assumption was that they didn’t know the underground museum and only went into Cathedral.

When you go there, it is recommended that you will take this museum more than one hour.
Written 7 January 2024
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Suzanne
169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
It was interesting, but probably wouldn't go out of my way to see it specifically without the combined ticket to the Cathedral.

The audio guide is VERY detailed and long winded which is not helpful for people wanting a whistle-stop tour so you end up not listening otherwise you would be there for hours, which is a bit of a shame really.
Written 29 December 2023
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permia
Ireland61,348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Excavations have unearthed a vast treasure of history under the present Cathedral. Impressively viewable via raised walkways, it’s an absorbing tour.

A large star shaped impression dates from the casting in 1407 of the largest bell in the cathedral. At over 2 metres in diameter it is known as the Clementine bell after an Avignon Pope.

Walls, doors and liturgical installations aspects of the holy places are there. Cells used by monks attest to devoutness of the faithful.

Bodily needs are also accounted for. One such is a display of items used in corn processing. An array of well preserved pottery is illuminating.
Written 9 December 2023
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MVM
84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Excellent archeology site under the cathedral dating back over 2,000 years which explains the history of the region as well as the cathedral. The headset they give you is very helpful and easy to use. I spent over an hour admiring the history of the architecture and listening to the recordings.
Written 7 March 2023
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ABe
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The church itself has an interesting history and an important role in the reformation - read up on that or ask your tour guide. Otherwise, the building isn't spectacular, but the trip up to the thower's top is worthwhile
Written 23 October 2022
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Benee C
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The audio tour and exhibits were wonder. Amazing that this extensive work was done beneath the existing structure. Need a full 45 minutes to see the entire exhibit. Well worth the time.
Written 15 August 2022
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Sabine Walker
Pretoria, South Africa13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
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 breathtaking views of the city.
Written 3 May 2022
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C.E.
London, UK33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
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 price - that really depends how much you're interested in churches and religion. But still good for anyone.
Written 9 February 2022
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Amornrat J
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
Hidden gems in Geneva.. Interesting excavation that brought us back in times to the early inhabitants .. Nicely exhibited, the audio guide ans presentation is really useful.. I must say it’s beyond my expectation.. very well done
Written 6 February 2022
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