At nightfall, head to the Mont-Louis in Montmorency for Museums Night, which 18th edition is held on Saturday May 14, 2022, to visit Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s home. Although the philosopher only lived in Montmorency for 5 years – between 1757 and 1762 – he wrote his major pieces there: “Julie or the new Heloise”, “The Social Contract” or “Emile or On Education”.
The very controversial “Emile or On Education” – that led him to exile – made of the city of Montmorency a place of pilgrimage for all literature lovers. And even though the philosopher’s home is used after he left, the city of Montmorency did it all to get it back and make it a museum devoted to Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
In this refurbished home, discover furniture and items from the style of Rousseau’s era, including Rousseau’s bed, Thérèse’s bed, the table on which he wrote his “New Heloise”, his barometer, and two crystal jars Rousseau used to cover his light so he could read in the garden by night.
On the walls, original documents send us back to Rousseau’s Montmorency era, for a biographic presentation of the philosopher of the Enlightenment. A great tour idea if you like the philosopher.
Museums Night 2022 program at the Musée Jean-Jacques Rousseau:
Dates and Opening Time
On 14 May 2022
From 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Musée Jean-Jacques Rousseau
5 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau