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Chateau de Penthes

chemin de l' Imperatrice 18 | Geneve-Pregny, Pregny-Chambesy, Geneva 1292, Switzerland
+41 22 734 90 21
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The Museum of the Swiss Abroad tell the story of Switzerland... From William Tell into the future... Through all Swiss Expads who got famous or less famouslike Louis Chevrolet, Antoine-Henri Jomini, Jacques Necker...The Museum of the Swiss Abroad at the Domain of Penthes near Geneva tells the story of those Swiss who ventured into the wider world, sometimes returning to the motherland and sometimes settling forever in their new homelands. From the Swiss of the Vatican to those linked to the King Fance, it is the "Swiss Made" notion or theme that the museum explores via the destinies of famous and less well-known figures alike, including Albert Gallatin, Minister of the Treasury to the United States, Louis Chevrolet, inventor of the automobile of the same name and the author Germaine de Stael.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
7 Aug 2017
“Relaxing in the country”
27 May 2017
“Pretty vista ”
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chemin de l' Imperatrice 18 | Geneve-Pregny, Pregny-Chambesy, Geneva 1292, Switzerland
+41 22 734 90 21
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This chateau is situated just along the road from the US Embassy and makes a good walk to the botanical gardens, if walking back to Lake Geneva/the main centre city. The large grounds are a haven for bird, insects and animals, with buzzards/kites circling overhead.

Thank Jeremy P
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

This is truly a pretty place. I went there in January for a reception and loved the quiet atmosphere. Would like to go again in the summer! Lovely view towards the park and lake.

Thank Kerstin C
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Very pretty Castle located in a beautiful domaine with the view to the lake. You can clearly see Mont Blanc during sunny days. The domaine can be used for events: conferences, weddings, etc. There is a good restaurant nearby. Place is popular with locals: lots...More

Thank Lorenzo V
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This place is good fro all groups, couples, business, even family. If you want o experience something unique in Geneva this is the place to go. Food is good and staff is very friendly.

Thank Miaaa11
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious meal, lovingly prepared and served on an expansive terrace. Everything was a pleasure to see and eat. The menu of the day was a feast for the eyes and taste buds!

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I took part in an exhibition called Memories at the chateau, it's a gorgeous setting for art , alongside the Rembrandt etchings exhibition it was a lovely event hosted by the director and Swiss societies abroad. Wonderful grounds and the chateau itself is so historic...More

Thank Juliette G
manumaub, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Penthes, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Dear Juliette, Thank you your message. It was a pleasure to welcome Memories of Switzerland. Hope we'll se you again in Penthes

Reviewed 2 August 2016

Located between the Palais des Nations and Chambesy, and thus accessible by foot if you are willing to walk uphill from the Palais (or by bus V) the Chateau de Penthes is one of these beautiful properties overlooking the lake and providing a pleasant environment...More

Thank Wanderpaths
Reviewed 4 May 2016

I've lived in Geneva for over 35 years and never went to an exhibition at the Chateau de Penthes. The exhibition, which ends in mid-June, is on the Swiss sculpture Marcello (her artist name). I had never seen any works of this well-known artist. I...More

Thank Swissmiss14
Reviewed 29 January 2016

To me it is the house and its setting in the park that makes this. It is a small museum illustrating the impact the Swiss have had on world history. When we visited there was a special exhibition illustration of Swiss history using Lego bricks....More

Thank The_Healthy_Prof
manumaub, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Penthes, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2016

Thank you for your comment Let me inform you there is also a restaurant at Penthes.

Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Saw the Lego/Swiss exhibit at Chateau de Penthes. Really fun and wonderful. Go stop by if you have a chance. It's still on until mid February. The objects in the pictures are all made of Lego!! I know it doesn't look like it: the landscapes,...More

Thank Chambesy
manumaub, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Penthes, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2016

Thank you very much for your comments ! Yes indeed, it would had been interested that we should had the possibility to sell the pieces of "Histoire en briques" . The pieces are unique and have been created for an exclusive exhibition. "Histoire en briques"...More

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