Musée Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Musée Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Musée Jean-Jacques Rousseau


In April, 1756, Jean-Jacques Rousseau avoids Paris, " city of noise, smoke and mud ", and settles down in Morello cherry, in the locality "Hermitage". In December, 1757, the Citizen of Geneva moves in the small Mount-Louis, current Jean-Jacques Rousseau museum.

He makes up his major works there: Julie or New Héloïse, The Letter to Alembert on the shows, To the Social contract, Emile or to the Education.

The condemnation of Emile causes the flight of the philosopher on June 9th, 1762.

The Museum consists of the small Mount-Louis, the house of the philosopher, the garden including the cabinet(office) of greenery and the "Donjon".

An enlargement of the house realized in 19th century allows to organize temporary exhibitions(exposures) and cultural events.

An important educational activity is proposed in the elementary classes (studios and guided tours). Thematic visits for middle schools and high schools are also organized.

  • Parking

Adult: 5 €

Student: 2.50 €.

Free entry for children < 19 years.


Every day throughout the year between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st and November 1st.

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  • Équipements : Car park