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Voltaire’s château

In 1758, at the age of 64, Voltaire purchased the estate of Ferney, which he declared to be a "miserable hamlet". He then had built, under his close supervision, the house in which he spent the last years of his life. For almost twenty years, Voltaire entertained numerous distinguished guests there. Declaring himself to be the "innkeeper of Europe", Ferney became an obligatory destination for an elite who flocked to it from all over Europe. In 1999, the State acquired the château de Ferney, the place where Voltaire wrote so much in defence of Human Rights.


 Château de Voltaire ©Bruno Bourgade Château de Voltaire 2 ©Daniel Gillet Château de Voltaire 3 ©Daniel Gillet Allée de la Charmille ©OTPV 


Next opening: from 28 of march to 8 of november 2015


The château will open from Tuesday to Sunday and every day in July and August, from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 to 6 pm and from 10 am to 6 pm in July and August.

More information about the guided tours later.


Normal price (adult): € 5,50
Free admission for people under 26 years of age from any of the 28 countries of the European Community

Since 2014, the château of Voltaire joined the Franco-Swiss attractions  " LEMAN SANS FRONTIERES ", more than 40 places of interest around the Lake Leman.  lsf



Un label d'excellence pour le château

Le château de voltaire s'est vu attribué le label "maisons des illustres", géré par le ministère de la culture et de la communication.

plaque illustre chateauLes sites labellisés "Maisons des Illustres" sont avant tout des villas, domaines, ateliers, laboratoires et musées, dont nombre de monuments historiques. Le label "Maisons des Illustres" est décerné aux Maisons qui garantissent un programme culturel d'excellence, adapté à tous les publics. Dans la région Rhône-Alpes, 14 sites ont reçu ce label, dont 3 dans le département de l'Ain.



Château de Voltaire
Allée du château
01210 Ferney-Voltaire
Tél. : + 33 (0)4 50 40 53 21 (Accueil)
Tél. :+ 33 (0)4 50 40 56 49 (Administration)
Fax : + 33 (0)4 50 28 04 84
Mél. : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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Accès au château

Bus F, arrêt 'Ferney-Voltaire-mairie"(depuis Genève) ou "château de Voltaire" (depuis Gex)
Bus Y,  arrêt "Ferney-Voltaire-mairie"
Bus TER, arrêt "Ferney-centre"

Parking de la mairie (véhicules légers et camping-cars)
Parking du Bijou (véhicules légers)  


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