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Jean-Jacques Rousseau and St. Peter’s Island

"Of all the places where I have stayed (and there have been some lovely ones), none has left me as truly happy as St. Peter’s Island. I was only able to spend a couple of months on the island, but I would have spent two years, two centuries or even an eternity there without ever being bored. I look upon those two months as the happiest time of my life. It was such a happy time that it would have satisfied me throughout my life and I would never once have yearned to be in another place."

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, writer and philosopher

Opening times
From March to October: daily

Good to know

  • The chamber of Jean-Jacques Rousseau can be visited in the former monastery, now the hotel and restaurant of St. Peter’s Island.
  • Free entry.
  • Inquisitive visitors will find objects from the period and illustrative signs.
  • Discover St. Peter’s Island on a guided tour organised by Tourism Biel Seeland.

Tourism Biel Seeland
Bahnhofplatz 12
2501 Biel/Bienne
T. +41 (0) 32 329 84 84

Jean-Jacques Rousseau and St. Peter’s Island

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