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Chateau de Voltaire, Ferney-Voltaire
(3.9/5 based on 95 reviews on the web)
Philosopher Voltaire personally oversaw the construction of every Doric column and Corinthian pilaster at Chateau de Voltaire. Apparently he liked it well enough to purchase the entire domain of Ferney, now a bustling market town. After Voltaire's death, Catherine the Great of Russia purchased much of his writing. Stop by the castle's library to catch a glimpse of the shelves that once held these works. Access is by guided tour only; most are in French, so check the website for the English-language tour schedule. It's strongly recommended to reserve in advance. To visit Chateau de Voltaire on your holiday in Ferney-Voltaire, and find out what else Ferney-Voltaire has to offer, use our Ferney-Voltaire travel itinerary maker.
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  • Even though the castle is under renovation and closed to the public until 2018 visiting the Park is very nice and she is free count at least 40 minutes view on the White Mountain is exceptional in the autumn color trees is extra but I believe that every season the Arbour offers its attractions
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  • Unfortunately Chateau de Voltaire is closed from 2015 to 2018 and therefore it is possible ejust to visit the park. If you are around Ferney Voltaire, you should go to take a walk! 
  • Castle impressed. Be sure to read his story before the ride. Gladly come again.
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  • The chateau is closed for restoration for 3 years. The website says nothing about this. I called the chateau to set up a tour and was given this information...after I bought tickets to Geneva just to see the chateau.
  • This is a nice kadre for a moment of relaxation. .......
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  • Beautiful antique places and intervention learn civilizations
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  • Apart from the beautiful parquets, I bored with a soporific guide and an overall lack of things to do. Disappointed to have come all this way for so little
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  • 無心插柳 ! 參加 2013年 日內瓦發明展, 竟然住到 以法國文豪 VOLTAIRE 命名的法國小鎮 FERNEY-VOLTAIRE. 希望有空去參觀 CHATEAU & CIMETIERE ..