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Jean-Jacques Rousseau Island in Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva, Switzerland

Today, a romantic spot to stroll in, the Ile Rousseau nevertheless experienced an agitated past.

Surrounded by walls at the end of the 16th century, it served as a bastion for the city. In 1628, it was transformed into a shipyard and carried the name "Island of the Boats".

It was only in 1832, with the construction of the Bergues bridge which was linked to the island by a footbridge, that it would take on the name of the great Genevan philosopher, Jean- Jacques Rousseau.

Transformed into a public garden, with a statue of this great man sculpted by the Genevan Pierre Pradier, a pavilion, now converted into a restaurant, was added in 1921. See

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Copyright: J P. Scherrer
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Taken: 20/05/2010
Uploaded: 20/05/2010


Tags: geneva; switzerland; lake; j-j. rousseau
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