House of Rousseau and Literature – MRL
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Due to building renovation, the Rousseau memorial exhibition is temporarily closed.
A brand new exhibition will open in 2020.
Soon you will be able to  book your « Promenade Rousseau » in english.

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Housed in the very birthplace of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28th June, 1712 – 2nd July, 1778), the House of Rousseau and Literature (MRL) takes you on a multilingual audio-visual journey discovering the life and works of the famous Citizen of Geneva. Through various audio extracts of his works, you will retrace the unique life of this philosopher, writer, educationalist, botanist and opera composer. Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality among Men (1755), Julie, or the New Heloise (1761), Emile, or On Education (1762), The Social Contract (1762), The Confessions (1770) and Reveries of the Solitary Walker (1778) are some of his works which are still relevant to today’s world.

Visiting this permanent exposition is a great opportunity to discover or rediscover this multi-faceted man and major figure of the Age of Enlightenment.

Languages: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Russian, as well as a children’s version (from 7 years of age, only available in French)

Duration: 25 minutes

Opening times: from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am until 5:50 pm (last visit at 5 pm). These times may vary in the case of special events (check the “useful information” page).


  • Full price: 5CHF / 4€
  • Reduced price: 3CHF / 2.50€ (children from 7 years of age,
    students, pensioners and people with disabilities)
  • Free entry: holders of a Geneva Pass or a Swiss Museum Passport


  • Swiss school classes: free entry
  • Groups of four people or more: reduced price
  • Groups of 10 people or more: reservation highly recommended
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