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Musee Jean-Jacques Rousseau

5 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 95160 Montmorency, France
+33 1 39 64 80 13
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Rousseau's house...an excursion beyond Paris

Fascinating and moving museum in the restored house and garden once occupied by JJRousseau... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2013
Jenny Z
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The House of Mont-Louis In April 1756, Jean-Jacques Rousseau fled from Paris « city of noise, smoke and mud », and settled in Montmorency, in a place called the « Hermitage ». In December 1757, the Citizen of Geneva moved to “Le Petit Mont-Louis”, where the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Museum is now set. There, he wrote his most important works: Julie, or the New Héloïse, Letter to d’Alembert on the Theater, Social Contract, Emile or On Education. The condemnation of Emile caused the philosopher to flee from Mont-Louis on june 9th, 1762. The garden and the “Turret” The Museum conjures up an evocation of the little Mont-Louis. In the garden, the “study out of greenery” and the “Turret”, have been rehabilitated. The collections Temporary exhibitions regarding Rousseau’s work, the 18th century and the history of Montmorency are regularly organized. Educational activities The Museum also offers an important display of educational activities for pupils in elementary forms, with work groups on various themes and guided visits of the place. Themed visits for secondary school and high school classes are organized as well.
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9 Oct 2013
“Rousseau's house...an excursion beyond Paris”
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Fascinating and moving museum in the restored house and garden once occupied by JJRousseau. Excellent commentaries describe the years he spent here writing some of his most important books in what was then a very simple cottage with a small garden writing room and then...More

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