Rousseau Island

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  • Address: Pont des Bergues, Geneva, Switzerland 1200 From Google: 1204 Genève, Switzerland ‎
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: 41-229097000
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Island, Statue, Leisure

Rousseau Island is a lovely and tiny island in the course of the river Rhone. It is name after Jean-Jacques Rousseau who was once a Genevian. The Statue of the great Philosopher is certainly worth seeing on this pretty island.

The island itself is an ideal getaway within the city. A tiny piece of land in the River Rhone it is also a place form where you will be able to see some stunning vistas of Geneva.

There is a pretty little Garden that surrounds the place and a day trip to the island is sure to be quite a refreshing experience. Once a military location, it is now a very calming and tranquil place visited by locals and tourists alike for some quiet contemplation. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Geneva itinerary 2 days.

  • Geneve Mollard (Ferry) 

  • Il Lago
  • Restaurant Le Rouge et le Blanc

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  • Rousseau Island Address: Pont des Bergues, Geneva, Switzerland 1200 From Google: 1204 Genève, Switzerland ‎
  • Rousseau Island Contact Number: 41-229097000
  • Rousseau Island Timing: 24-hrs
  • Rousseau Island Price: Free
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  • 31.58% of people who visit Geneva include Rousseau Island in their plan

  • 43.55% of people start their Rousseau Island visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Rousseau Island

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

55.96% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Rousseau Island

People normally club together Immeuble Clarte and Brunswick Monument while planning their visit to Rousseau Island.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Small but beautiful corner in a small but beautiful city.... Don't miss it out!

  • Rousseau Island or in French L'Ile Rousseau, is a heart-shaped gravel ground island with some trees, sitting between the Pont des Bergues and the Mont Blanc bridges in the river Rhone. The island is connected to the Pont des Bergues by a narrow short bridge-path. The place is mostly popular during summer as it is a pleasant spot to grab a sandwich and a drink from a small cafe - Pavillion de L' Ile Rousseau. The cafe also offers wine, tea, coffee, baguettes, some salads, paninis, cakes and ice cream. On a hot day it can be a welcome resting stop to bite into a cooling ice-cream and chill out under an old tree on a bench, observing the life on either side of the river. The banks of the island are frequented by swans and ducks, but the island itself is fenced for security reasons. There is a drinking water spring point on the island, a very Genevan feature. Please note that dogs are prohibited on the island.

  • A Wonderful stop by for a chill out and the best place to hide away from crowds of people while observing the fabulous fireworks during the Fêtes de Genève(August).

  • A nice collection of birds and plants.

  • The most romantic place in Geneva! 😀

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