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Les Charmettes, House of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Museum, Arts and culture, Litterature, Sciences and technology, Environment, History, Famous people, Museum of France, Municipal museum in Chambéry
  • Nestling in a quiet valley overlooking Chambéry, this country house was the home of Jean-Jacques Rousseau when he stayed with Mme de Warrens from 1736 to 1742.

  • The House of Charmettes is described in books V and VI of the Confessions and in the 10th of the Reveries of the solitary walker. From the revolutionary period, it became a pilgrimage site for visitors from all over the world and many celebrities (George Sand and Alphonse de Lamartine tell their visit with emotion).
    Classified as a historic monument in 1905, it is also a preserved natural site, and a botanical garden. This place, where the personality of one of the greatest writers of the...
    The House of Charmettes is described in books V and VI of the Confessions and in the 10th of the Reveries of the solitary walker. From the revolutionary period, it became a pilgrimage site for visitors from all over the world and many celebrities (George Sand and Alphonse de Lamartine tell their visit with emotion).
    Classified as a historic monument in 1905, it is also a preserved natural site, and a botanical garden. This place, where the personality of one of the greatest writers of the French language was formed, is testament to Rousseau's influence in the evolution of universal thought: nature, romance, education, happiness, the century of Enlightenment, human rights and citizenship.

    With its peaceful atmosphere, Les Charmettes is today a museum of literary memories. The French garden of Les Charmettes contains a collection of medicinal plants, vegetables, fruits and condiments as in the eighteenth century.
  • Environment
    • Mountain location
    • Town outskirts
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Not accessible in a wheelchair
  • Activities
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Discovery
    • Bee-keeping
    • Botanical
    • Environment
    • Fauna - flora
    • Gardening
  • Equipment
    • Toilets
    • Car park
    • Coach parking
    • Private parking
  • Services
    • Wi-fi
  • Rates
    Audio guide : 1 € - Free loan of tablets at the reception
Openings
  • All year
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM