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A lovely and peaceful place

I highly recommend this museum, a lovely house with its Frecnh garden. This house belonged to... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2017
London, United Kingdom
Part of France's cultural patrimony

Free entry; excellent recorded guide available for 1 euro. An important stop for those acquainted... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2016
Roemer R
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Oct 17, 2017
“A lovely and peaceful place”
Jul 30, 2018
“Rousseau's happy days”
890 Chemin des Charmettes, 73000 Chambery, France
+33 4 79 33 39 44
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

Enjoyed the great view of mountains from the herb garden besides Rousseau's house. Also enjoyed a nice walk up to the hill. The house was quite dated but one can imagine the happy times that the philosopher spent with his lady in this mansion. What...More

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Reviewed October 17, 2017

I highly recommend this museum, a lovely house with its Frecnh garden. This house belonged to Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the famous French philosopher. The museum is intersting regardless of your age, to share a moment with your family. The visit is free, but for one euro...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2016

Free entry; excellent recorded guide available for 1 euro. An important stop for those acquainted withe life and work of J. J. Rousseau.

1  Thank Roemer R
Reviewed October 6, 2016

The "Musee des Charmettes" is a very peaceful place. It is outside the town and gives us the feeling to be in the middle of nowhere (but it's only 2 km away from downtown !). The gardens are pretty large and full of mysterious plants....More

Thank Pierre_73_Savoy
Reviewed September 10, 2015

we've came there very late, it was closed. But the gardens were opened, and we've enjoyed every moment there...and what a luck: they were performing a play (by some local, probably amateur theatre) at that very moment in front of the house. We could not...More

Thank Anastasia S
Reviewed July 13, 2014

For anyone who has read Jean-Jacques Rousseau, it is likely that seeing this house will be very significant. It is one of the major historical attractions of Chambéry, and is advertised as such, but it is difficult to find and the roads leading to it...More

1  Thank Redlichkeit
Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is a very worthwhile visit, only a couple of kilometres from the centre of Chambéry. We visited in Summer, the gardens are absolutely beautiful and so tranquil, we really didn't want to leave, such a stunning part of the world. Friendly staff and very...More

1  Thank kirelle
Reviewed September 25, 2012

The garden is nice, with a great view of Chambéry. The house is beautiful from the outside but it's not at all well kept... a lot of maintenance is to be done there, also to give the house a certain atmosphere. The entrance is free...More

4  Thank AndyBeat
Reviewed June 29, 2012

If you have any interest at all in Rousseau, this is a worthwhile day trip. The house itself is pretty run down, and it would be nice if the people who run the place would put some resources into fixing it up, but the grounds...More

2  Thank DavisSunflower
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