Jean -Jacques Rousseau Museum

Jean-Jacques Rousseau museum
Jean-Jacques Rousseau museum. © Guillaume Trouvé, Paris
  • Place
    • Môtiers

  • Recommended Duration
    • 1 h 0

Visit the house where Jean-Jacques Rousseau lived between 1762 and 1765 during his exile in Neuchâtel.

The Musée Rousseau evokes Jean-Jacques Rousseau's stay in Môtiers in two of the four upstairs rooms of the house where he spent 3 years in exile.
Discover some 200 original documents divided into 8 stations, recounting his discovery of Switzerland, the late 15th-century building he lived in, the peculiar dress his infirmities led him to adopt, his social relationships and the portrait he offered his public.

Opening hours
Opening hours
  • From 15 May 2024 to 15 Oct 2024
  • Saturday - Sunday
    • 13:30 - 17:00
  • Prices per person
    Standard entrance fee
    • CHF 7.-
  • Group entrance fee
    • CHF 5.-
Good to know
Good to know
    • Access by public transport: Môtiers SBB train station
    • The museum is open on request only
    • Guided tours for groups by appointment only
    • Tour guides available in French, German, English, Italian or Spanish
    • The museum does not accept credit/debit cards
    • The visit serves as the starting point for the Promenade de Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a walk marked out by 60 bronze pebbles through the village and up to the famous Cascade mentioned in the second Lettre au Maréchal de Luxembourg
On site
On site
  • Accessibility
    • Free parking
    • Pets allowed
    • Accessible by public transport
    • Custom hours on request
  • Activities
    • Exhibition / explanations
    • Guided tours
  • Services
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Suitable for groups
    • WC
Jean -Jacques Rousseau Museum
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