Périod of openingOpen from Tuesday to Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Mondays and bank holidays.
890 chemin des Charmettes
Near the bus line 15 (stop "Charmettes").
Tél: 04 79 33 39 44
TARIFSFree of charge. Audio guide : 1 € - Free loan of tablets at the reception.
- Station de Ski Meribel
- Les Charmettes, House of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Les Charmettes, House of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Nestling in a quiet valley overlooking Chambéry, this country house was the home of Jean-Jacques Rousseau when he stayed with Mme de Warrens from 1736 to 1742.
The House of Charmettes is described in books V and VI of the Confessions and in the 10th of the Reveries of the solitary walker. From the revolutionary period, it became a pilgrimage site for visitors from all over the world and many celebrities (George Sand and Alphonse de Lamartine tell their visit with emotion).
Classified as a historic monument in 1905, it is also a preserved natural site, and a botanical garden. This place, where the personality of one of the greatest writers of the French language was formed, is testament to Rousseau's influence in the evolution of universal thought: nature, romance, education, happiness, the century of Enlightenment, human rights and citizenship.
With its peaceful atmosphere, Les Charmettes is today a museum of literary memories. The French garden of Les Charmettes contains a collection of medicinal plants, vegetables, fruits and condiments as in the eighteenth century.
Temporary exhibitions are held regularly.
Services & Équipment
- Car park
- Coach parking
- Private parking
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