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FERNEY-VOLTAIRE, A TOWN - A MAN (guided tour of the town, in English)


During the last twenty years of its life, besides sound plentiful literary production and of its correspondence, Voltaire begins the construction of a new town!


In this almighty desire to take advantage of the life, he concretizes all the philosophy of artless: he dedicates itself unguardedly to the work which " takes away from us three big troubles, the boredom, the vice and the need ". To Ferney, he creates, in a way, his small farm!

It is this evolution which we invite you to discover through the visit of the city Ferney-Voltaire, a town - a man : the area of the " miserable hamlet " of 100-150 inhabitants until the development of the city of the XVIIIth century, financed partly by Voltaire.

Duration: 1.30


THE BOOK FROM EVERY ANGLE (guided tour of the printing workshop, only in French)




The workshop opens up the secrets of printing in the 18th century - see the reconstruction of a wooden press on which the first edition of Candide could have been printed.



Duration: 1 hour.




Prices for groups 2017

Monday to Saturday: 3 € / personne / visite Download the catalog groups
Sunday: 3,50 € / personne / visite 
Download the documentation for groups

Monday to Friday: 50 € for a class (from 20 to 30 persons)
Download guided tours for students



  • All year, with advance reservation, except holidays
  • Group: from 20 to 35 persons for the town visit, from 20 to 25 persons for the printing workshop
  • Free admission for the driver


For futher information, please contact
Corinne Millier, guide
Tél. : + 33(0)4 50 28 09 44
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