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Archeological Site at St. Pierre’s Cathedral: “Impressive”

The biggest archeological site under a cathedral in Europa. A visit takes you back in the time. The first monument on the site was for a pagan hero, afterwards a church was constructed on the grave of the pagan hero. Lots of different remnants are visible. I especially enjoyed the mosaic floor of the bishop.

Archeological Site at St. Pierre’s Cathedral, cour de Saint-Pierre 6 CH-1204, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
http://www.site-archeologique.ch/
+41 22 311 75 74

Visited November 2012. You can find my review about Archeological Site at St. Pierre’s Cathedral also on TripAdvisor.

Maison Tavel: “Learn about the history of Geneva”

A very old house which tells the story of how Geneva came to be. The city model on the top floor is a great place to start your visit of this museum. The multimedia presentation on the ground floor showed how the city grew. Really interesting.

Maison Tavel, rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 6, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
http://institutions.ville-geneve.ch/fr/mah/lieux-dexposition/maison-tavel/?fb_locale=en_GB
+41 22 418 37 00

Visited November 2012. You can find my review about Maison Tavel also on TripAdvisor.

Bel’Esperance: “Simple B&B for a good price”

When you are looking for a simple, no frills place to stay in Genève, this is good value for money. We stayed for three nights. Breakfast was decent, although I missed some eggs. Only the first day we found some hard boiled eggs at the buffet. The buffet offered a limited choice, but everything was nice and fresh.

The room was ok. The bathroom was basic but the shower was very good, nice hot water and the water pressure was very good! The last day of our stay room keeping forgot to give us clean towels, but we quickly got new ones.

It was a bit too hot in our room. We couldn’t switch off the radiator because the control was broken. We mentioned this the first evening at the reception, but they couldn’t get the problem fixed, which was too bad. We had to sleep with the windows open to get the room cooler. Because of the open windows we had some noise from the bell tower of the church nearby.

Location was very good, close to the lake and on the edge of the old town. Very nice to go for a walk in the evening.

Bel’Esperance, rue de la Vallee 1, Geneva 1204, Switzerland

Stayed November 2012. You can find my review about Bel’Esperance also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, location 4/5, sleep quality 3/5, rooms 3/5, cleanliness 3/5, service 4/5.

CERN Univers de particules: “Inspiring”

CERN is a place where scientists search everyday for the secrets of our universe. This exhibition gives you more information about the research that is taking place using multitouch screens. The multitouch screens didn’t always work very good, but is was great to see the first webserver (the internet came to be at CERN). The movie that is shown in the Dome is the best part of the exhibition. On different screens the tale of the big bang and the Higgs Boson particle is told.

CERN Univers de particules, Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
http://visit.cern/
+41 22 767 76 76

Visited November 2012. You can find my review about CERN Univers de particules also on TripAdvisor.

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