An artificial island on the edge of the city of Geneva is also a park area. This island is also quite interesting. You can see a lot of good fun things. There are also many facilities on the island, which are also very interesting. It.
This is a place named in the latter part of World War II. The island was completely artificially built, named after the famous Geneva figure Rousseau. Some of the facilities on this island are for strategic defense purposes. You can take a boat to see it on the island.
Compared to Rousseau’s former residence, I think this place is more interesting. This island was originally called Barque Island because it was originally a natural reef on the Rhone River. In 1583, the Genevans built an artificial island here as a military fortress to protect the city. In 1620, the fortress was transformed into a factory for making gunpowder, and later it became a dock for building and repairing warships, so people called it the dock island. Later, the statue of Rousseau was placed on the island, and the island of Barque was renamed Rousseau.
Rousseau island a border of the rhone river and lake Geneva, from baker bridge has a trail leads to the island. Planted with poplar on the island, and there is a Rousseau statue. Here for enjoying lake view, occasionally pigeons gathered themselves together, and also is a good place for feeding the birds. Miniature of the island is a natural rock on the rhone river, then have been built into a man-made island, as a military defense bastion, and was converted into a manufacture of powder factories, docks, etc., until the statue was placed on the island of Rousseau was renamed as Rousseau island.
It's similar to a small park with beautiful scenery and great for punching in and taking pictures
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Jean-Jacques Rousseau, June 28, 1712-July 2, 1778), was born in Geneva, Switzerland, a French enlightenment thinker, philosopher, educator, writer, and democratic political commentator in the 18th century He is the pioneer of the romantic literary school and one of the representatives of the Enlightenment. The main works include "On the Origin and Foundation of Human Inequality", "Social Contract Theory", "Emile", "Confessions", "New Heloise", "Botany Communication" and so on. Rousseau is a small island in the middle of the lake near the Geneva Bridge, which is very meaningful.