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Review of MRL - Maison de Rousseau et de la Litterature

MRL - Maison de Rousseau et de la Litterature
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Ranked #76 of 145 things to do in Geneva
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Located on the first floor of the MRL, the audiovisual itinerary enables visitors to trace the life and works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the actual house where he was born on June 28 in 1712. The itinerary subtly synchronizes sound and image and showcases the journey of this famous citizen of Geneva, writer, philosopher of the Enlightenment and musician. Through extracts of his literary and musical works, the audiovisual itinerary brings Rousseau to life and enables the visitor to discover the multiple facets of the author of The Social Contract, The Confessions and The New Heloise.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2011

Espace Rousseau in Geneva provides a wonderful opportunity to acquaint one with the not very well-known 18th Century philosopher, writer and composer, Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The museum is Rousseau's birthplace, and provides multi-lingual audiovisual guides to better explain the exhibits. Some of his works are also on display. The docent is very helpful and quite knowledgeable about all matters Rousseau. No food at the museum, but restaurants abound just outside the entrance. Admission is free with a Swiss Railway Pass.

Visited September 2011
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