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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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  • 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 »
  • Despite the cold weather we decided to explore the Castle of Voltaire. A long ride in the Center then walking and learn that the castle was surrounded by scaffolding for restoration. Just report it to avoid treks to frost
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  • Currently being renovated so not until 2018, and score was can be seen in if said reviews were stopped at the hotel guided tour into the with. In the day can go to look and just end up on Monday. Went to see only the exterior and grounds on Monday is a holiday, so reluctantly. However, day of thick fog, couldn't views only a few metres away from me, so very sorry. Is located in a very quiet place, because time can refresh or go walk in 10 minutes.
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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 ..