SWITZERLAND: St. Pierre Cathedral and Vieille Ville

Geneva Switzerland Vieille Ville Saint Pierre CathedralGeneva is a city with a rich history. It has a number of museum and galleries to showcase its colorful past.

Geneva Switzerland Vieille Ville Saint Pierre CathedralGeneva's Old Town, or Vieille Ville, is one of Geneva's city tour highlights. It is full of museums all over its small cobblestone streets. Among all the attractions in Vieille Ville, the St. Pierre Cathedral is the most popular.

Geneva Switzerland Vieille Ville Saint Pierre CathedralSt. Pierre Cathedral is one of the oldest standing cathedral in the world. The construction of the cathedral started in the 12th century. Underneath St. Pierre Cathedral is an archeological site that have revealed relics dating back to the 4th century when it was excavated.

Geneva Switzerland Vieille Ville Maison TavelAnother popular building in Vieille Ville is the Maison Tavel. It is a medieval architecture that has been turned into a museum by the city of Geneva. It gives visitors a glimpse of the past of the city as well as its evolution into the urban city it is now.

Geneva Switzerland Vieille Ville Place du Bourg-de-FourThe center for relaxation and afternoon breaks in Vieille Ville is Place du Bourg-de-Four. Being Geneva's old town commercial center, Place du Bourg-de-Four in Vieille Ville is filled with restaurants with outdoor seating surrounding a fountain, and has a number of expensive shopping boutiques.

Geneva Switzerland Vieille Ville Old ArsenalThe Old Arsenal, or Ancien Arsenal in French, is another spot popular among tourists. The inside of the building itself is closed to the public but you can check out the cannons lined-up in its courtyard.