Other Places linked to Rousseau
After being exiled from Geneva in
1728 at the age of 16, Jean-Jacques
Rousseau would end up traveling for
the rest of his life. Guided by his curiosity and the hazards of his encounters, he
made France, then Italy, and later, when obliged to flee,
also Prussia and England, his home. The recollections of his travels can be found in the
Confessions and evoke the political and geographical history of Europe in the
18th century. A walk addict, Jean-Jacques Rousseau always preferred
travelling by foot over using carriages or other mode of transportation.
The website about Jean-Jacques Rousseau, by the University of Geneva, gives a
good overview of Rousseaus travels and the places where he stayed.