Espace Rousseau Neuchâtel
In the footsteps of the celebrated writer and philosopher
The Espace Rousseau Neuchâtel takes visitors on a journey through the life and work of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, one of the greatest thinkers and writers of the 18th century. Bringing together new technologies and original archive material, the exhibition provides a better understanding of the writer’s life and his influence up to the present day. The Espace Rousseau includes original manuscripts, portraits and even a herbarium.
Visitors can also discover pieces of music composed by the writer.
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Opening hours Today (Monday) open
The offer is available all year round.
Mon–Fri 09.00–19.00 hours
Sat 09.00–17.00 hours
Wed/Sat 14.00–17.00 hours or on request.
Closed on 25/26 December and 1/2 January
Subject to change without prior notice
Both the main exhibition texts and the film are available in French, German and English. The accompanying brochure, also produced in those three languages, can be taken away by visitors as a souvenir of their time in Neuchâtel.
Languages: FR, DE, EN
Acknowledged as being of worldwide importance, the Jean-Jacques Rousseau archives have been listed since 2011 in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register and are now being conserved for the benefit of mankind.