Chateau de Voltaire, Ferney-Voltaire

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#7 of 16 in Historic Sites in Ain
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. Plan to see Chateau de Voltaire and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ferney-Voltaire road trip planning website .
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  • Very nice place to visit. Specially to see the old church that Voltaire did inside his property. A nice view of the city too and the rooms inside are beautiful. Few years ago they would have some conc...  more »
  • For lovers of French literature. Too bad there's not much ' thing of our Patriarch.
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  • This is a pleasant place to visit and a precious slice of history ! During the summer there is a nice place to sit and enjoy a coffee!  more »
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  • Historical and a beautiful place to explore.
  • Beautiful grounds to explore.
  • nice place for a historical visit, free to enter.
  • Nice and quiet
  • 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.
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