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Cultural Trail around the Tranchées Area

In this part of town, the Cultural Trail comes across quite a few remarkable late 19th and early 20th century buildings. This affluent district not only attracted many famous residents but also became a cultural nucleus featuring several important museums within a small radius.

Sentier culturel Tranchées

The museums along the walk are described in a user friendly way. You can download the printable version of the Trail at the bottom of the page or listen to the audio guides below, which include a special interview with a representative from each institution that takes you to the heart of the collections.

Pratical Informations

  • The trail: walking the trail should take 45 minutes (not including museum visits);
  • Departure : Museum of Art and History. Arrival : Rue Rodolphe-Toepffer;
  • Access : Public transport, Cars or Bicycle;
  • Wifi : Art and Archaeology Public Library of the Museum of Art and History, Promenade de l’Observatoire, Promenade St-Antoine, Museum of Art and History.


Cultural Trail : Tranchées

Geneva Tranchées District

Saint-Antoine promenade

Museum of Art and History

The Museum of Art and History preserves traces of the history of civilisations from prehistoric times to the present day, in the fields of archaeology, Egyptology, numismatics, and the fine and applied arts.

Musée d'art et d'histoire de Genève (MAH)

Gallery of Graphic Arts of the Museum of Art and History

With around 350'000 items covering more than five centuries of the history of engraving, the Gallery of Graphic Arts its one of the largest of its kind in the French-speaking world.

Toepffer Square

Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Arts

The collections of the Baur Foundation contain around 9'000 artefacts. Assembled by Alfred Baur (1865-1951), this remarkable ensemble includes Chinese imperial ceramics, jades and snuff bottles as well as Japanese ceramics, lacquer, prints, netsuke and sword fittings. 

Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Art

Natural History Museum

This is the largest museum devoted to natural history in Switzerland. Its collections, exhibited on four floors, present the fascinating world of animals and minerals.

Natural History Museum


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Article modifié le 18.10.2022 à 11:31