Rousseau

Genève

Genf: Tunnel

Genf: Tunnel

Genf: Route de Meyrin

Genf: Route de Meyrin

Genf: Tunnel

Genf: Tunnel

Genf: Tunnel

Genf: Tunnel

Genf

Genf

Genf: A1 - La Praille dir Acacias

Genf: A1 - La Praille dir Acacias

Genf: Pont de la Machine

Genf: Pont de la Machine

Genf: A1 - Vengeron - dir. Lausanne

Genf: A1 - Vengeron - dir. Lausanne

Genf: Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Genf: Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Genf: Tunnel

Genf: Tunnel

Genf

Genf

Genf: Lac Leman, depuis le Vengeron

Genf: Lac Leman, depuis le Vengeron

Genf: La Terrasse

Genf: La Terrasse

Formerly known as the Island of the Boats, Rousseau Island owes its current name to its imposing bronze statue, erected in honor of the famous philosopher of the Enlightenment in 1835

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This bronze statue of the famous Enlightenment philosopher and writer Jean-Jacques Rousseau was created by sculptor James Pradier of Geneva. It was erected in 1835 on Rousseau Island, especially named after him for the occasion. The towering sculpture facing the lake represents the philosopher busy writing while dressed in an antique robe. In 2012, Geneva celebrates the tercentenary of the birth of the writer.

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