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Chateau de Voltaire, Ferney-Voltaire

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Architectural Building Historic Site
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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  • philosophy Is impressive, history searched & reading through internet was helpful to know more and made interesting sense  more »
  • The Chateau is wonderful. I am looking forward to the renovation. Meanwhile, go to the park when it is open for concerts. If you have young children, the Easter Egg Hunt is lovely.  more »
  • 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!  more »
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  • nice place for a historical visit, free to enter.
  • 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.
  • Large field but every time when I saw, it was closed... :(
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  • Don't go after midnight. In addition, where the cemetery.
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  • The castle was under renovation for but had the Park beautiful
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