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L'ancien arsenal

Rue de l'Hotel-de-Ville, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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Historical site

The canons and the background pictures, the first representing Julius Caesar and the Helvetians... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
journeymaid48
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Niagara Falls
Well preserved piece of history

We came across these canons as we wandered around Geneva. The canons are very well preserved and... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
Sprost1
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Formby, United Kingdom
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“old city” (8 reviews)
“street corner” (2 reviews)
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Rue de l'Hotel-de-Ville, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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"old city"
in 8 reviews
"street corner"
in 2 reviews
"hotel de ville"
in 2 reviews
"st pierre"
in 3 reviews
"on display"
in 2 reviews
"mosaics"
in 15 reviews
"arena"
in 14 reviews
"cannon"
in 40 reviews
"history"
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"alexandre"
in 2 reviews
"guns"
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"escalade"
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"cathedral"
in 8 reviews
"century"
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"granary"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The canons and the background pictures, the first representing Julius Caesar and the Helvetians, are splendid. This is a nice place to visit if you are in Geneva.

Thank journeymaid48
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We came across these canons as we wandered around Geneva. The canons are very well preserved and the frescos on the wall are also very interesting.

Thank Sprost1
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

On a street corner in the Old town, this amazing cobbled, covered area has big guns and brilliants murals detailing a little bit of history.

Thank Robert J T
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

This is just an outdoor's stop when you are in the neighborhood of St.Pierre and Maison Tavel, not worth a hike up the hill by itself but a must if you are around, especially with kids because it will capture the imagination.

Thank Paul T
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

I always bring tourists here as the kids love climbing on the canons. it's next to the Hotel de ville and near the cathedral so it is photographed by all the tourists! nice mosaic mural and sheltered from the wind and rain!

Thank serena99
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Coming up the 'grande rue' and you see the cannons you know you have arrived at the center of Geneva, 200m on along the street with the city hall and the ministries of the canton and republic of Geneva is the Bourg de Four, the...More

Thank Peter K
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Literally walked past this, looked up what it was in a book and found out it is an attraction. Although interesting, I wouldn't say it's a must see. If you are wandering the old town, you will come across it.

Thank ENB346
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Very very interesting story about the Austrians and the French, still a few canons from Austria there

Thank Francis V
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is not something worth travelling to, but if you're in Old Town, it's likely you'll pass by it (especially if you're headed to the Calvin wall monument). It's just a handful of old cannons lying out.

Thank Jason D
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

during your walk at the old town you will find l ancien arsenal its a nice walk but all you can see is what you see at the foto

Thank DAFNI V
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