Tavel House

to discover the History of Geneva
Available all year, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Single room : 520.- >> 340.- CHF (- 35 % )
Double room : 695.- >> 395.- CHF ( - 40 % )

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A 17th century Genevan house

In 1334, a great fire devastated half the town and destroyed the home of the Tavels, a rich family from among the local nobility. They rebuilt the house shortly afterwards in the style of a fortified house and small palace.

In the 17th century, the Calandrinis, a family of rich merchants, renovated the whole house, creating new windows and enlarging the old ones.
An exemplary restoration.

The restoration works, from 1970 to 1986, led by the architect Antoine Galeras, put an end to a long period in which the house was in ruin. The restoration project worked hand in hand with a museum project to safeguard the integrity of the building and retain the successive improvements added over the centuries.

Meticulous archaeological, historical and technical research guided the decisions that were made at the different stages in the work. Modern amenities compatible with the historic substance of the building offer the museum exhibition facilities that comply with the very latest standards. Maison Tavel is listed as a historic monument of national importance.

Opening times and days:

  • Open Tuesday to Sunday (Closed on Mondays).
  • Open 11.00 am to 6.00 pm


  • Rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 6, 1204 Geneva
  • A 1-minute walk from the hotel (location)

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