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Périod of opening

Open 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").

73000 Chambéry

Tél: 04 79 33 39 44


Free of charge. Audio guide : 1 € - Free loan of tablets at the reception.

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


  • Toilets
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Private parking


  • Wi-fi

Informations pratiques


Mountain location

Town outskirts