References to Jean-Jacques
Rousseau in Geneva
The Rousseau island
Located between the two banks of the river, near the Pont du Mont-Blanc, the
island named after Genevas most famous citizen displays a statue of
Jean-Jacques Rousseau by James Pradier (1790-1852).
The Museum of Art and History
2, rue Charles-Galland, 1204 Geneva
An art museum with an extensive display of landscapes and portraits of the 18th
The Voltaire Museum and Institute
25, rue des Dlices, 1203 Geneva
A specialised library including around 25'000 volumes about Voltaire and the
18th century. It is located in a house, which the philosopher occupied between
1755 and 1765. The museum holds a permanent collection of documents relating to
Voltaire. It also orgnises temporary thematic exhibitions.
The Museum of Watch-Making
15, route de Malagnou, 1208 Geneva (CLOSED for the
Collection of old watches including Jean Rousseaus watch.
The Tavel House
6, rue du Puits Saint-Pierre,1204 Geneva
A display of old Geneva interiors. An 1850 model of Geneva.
The Botanical Gardens and Conservatory of Geneva
1, ch de lImpratrice,1292
A collection of Geneva scholars herbaria