Maison Tavel

Genève

Genf: Lac Leman, depuis le Vengeron

Genf: Lac Leman, depuis le Vengeron

Genf: Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Genf: Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Genf: Pont de la Machine

Genf: Pont de la Machine

Genf

Genf

Genf: Tunnel

Genf: Tunnel

Genf: A1 - Vengeron - dir. Lausanne

Genf: A1 - Vengeron - dir. Lausanne

Genf: Route de Meyrin

Genf: Route de Meyrin

Genf: La Terrasse

Genf: La Terrasse

Genf: A1 - La Praille dir Acacias

Genf: A1 - La Praille dir Acacias

Genf

Genf

Maison Tavel is the oldest private dwelling in Geneva and is a unique testimony of medieval civil architecture.

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Maison Tavel is a unique testimony of medieval civil architecture in Switzerland. Destroyed by fire in 1334, it was rebuilt by the Tavel family of the Geneva nobility, which gave the house its character as a fortified mansion and urban palace. After being owned by influential families over subsequent centuries, it was acquired by the City of Geneva in 1963, which then completely restored the building. Transformed into a museum with six levels in 1986, it provides visitors with the opportunity to learn about the urban evolution of the city and various aspects of the past life of its inhabitants.

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