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Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva

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View over 7,000 exhibits ranging from ancient Egypt to modern times at Musée d'art et d'histoire, the largest art museum in the city. The museum's fine art section features Italian, Dutch, French, English, and Swiss paintings dating back to the Middle Ages and up to the 20th century, created by famous painters such as Rembrandt and Monet. Walk through the applied art section for a look at weapons, silverware, and textiles, and the archeology section, displaying a real mummy from the 9th century BCE. Grab the visitor guide brochure on your way in, which provides information about the collection's ten must-see masterpieces. Be sure to get a glimpse of "The Miraculous Draught of Fishes" by Konrad Witz, the museum's most famous painting. Make Musée d'art et d'histoire a part of your Geneva vacation plans using our Geneva vacation builder.
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  • The collection is free of charge, just for the temporary exibitions you will have, perhaps, to buy a ticket. We visited only partially, the medieval floor, with some impressive firearms, a beautiful r...  more »
  • I visited the museum on a beautiful Sunday afternoon - during the "nights of the museums" event. A very nice collection of Arts from Egyptian & Roman artifacts to paintings by Cezanne, Renoir, Hodler,...  more »
  • We spent 2 hours or so looking at the extensive collection of art and antiquities. We liked the impressionist art and collection of Egyptian mummies etc in particular. Like other museums in Geneva thi...  more »
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  • A fantastic collection of antiquities and art considering the size of the city. Also a peaceful inner courtyard with a pleasant and friendly restaurant.
  • Upstairs exhibits where closed which is where the art is, so it's more of a natural history museum when that happens. But the exhibitions were really well laid out and very well organised.
  • Not very big, it worth it to visit with paintings, archaeological stuffs from Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Egypt and few local. Very interesting armors and armoury of Switzerland.
  • Set out in an informative and logical way plus has audio guides to talk you through each section.
  • Maybe they don't have great masterpieces in every corner, but still the exposition is really interesting, few items are truly amazing, and it's not too big - your visit does not end with a headache

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Where to stay in Geneva

In the elegant city of Geneva, a little shuteye doesn't come cheap. A number of relatively expensive hotels surround the lakefront, a prime location for visitors here; note that these tend to fill up for conferences and trade shows, so plan accordingly. More budget-minded travelers can look into options closer to the airport, which is a quick 15-minute ride on public transport into the city. While there a very few family-owned guesthouses and hotels, there are a handful of hostels--though these too are priced pretty steep. You can also find more affordable options in the outlying cities of Annemasse and Gaillard.
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