Guided city tours

Rousseau on St. Peter’s Island

Guided tour - J.-J. Rousseau
Guided tour - J.-J. Rousseau. © Fotograf Rolf Neeser
  • Place

    • Biel/Bienne
    Ort
  • Recommended Duration

    • 1 h 15 min
    Dauer

Rousseau's life work led him to the previously unexplored island in Lake Biel. During this tour you will learn more about his works, quirks, and revolutionary ideas.

The philosopher, educator, composer and botanist Jean-Jacques Rousseau, fled in the year 1765 to St-Peter’s Island to escape from the disputes his writings had brought him. He found peace, serenity and pure nature. After Rousseau’s stay, the small unknown paradise became an important stage for travelers on the educational Grand Tour between London and Rome. Take a walk along the same paths, enjoy the lovely countryside and listen to excerpts from his musical composition. Feeling the esprit of the 18th century has never been so easy.

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    Good to know

    Good to know
      • Guided public tours 2019: 16.6., 6.10.: 13.30 (German), 15.00 (French)
      • Guided tour in historical costume
      • Languages: French, German, English
      • Access: accessible by boat, on foot or by bicycle.
      • Discover St. Peter’s Island on a guided tour organised by Tourism Biel Seeland.
      • Visit the chamber of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
      • Option of accommodation and dining at the St. Peter’s Island hotel and restaurant.
      • Guided tours are available on request on the following weekdays: Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    Prices

    Prices
    • Prices public guided tours

      Single price

      • CHF 15.-
    • Prices for groups

      Group

      • CHF 230.-

    On site

    On site
    • Accessibility

      • Accessible by public transport
      • Custom hours on request
    • Activities

      • Guided tours
    • Services

      • Suitable for groups

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    St-Peter's Island
    St-Peter's Island. © Tourismus Biel Seeland

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