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Between 1759 and 1778 at Ferney, Voltaire developed his model of an ideal city working by turns as town planner, architect, gardener, industrialist, political writer and man of theatre. 


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


THE PARK OF Voltaire's château  IS open all year round


Opening hours of the park (times may vary):

- From 1 March to 31 October: from Tuesday to Sunday (everyday in July and August)  from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm
- From 1 November to 289 February: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm

Closed 1st January, 1st May, 1st and 11 November, 25 December

Voltaire's château is closed for complete recovery.

Guided visit:

Guided tours of the park are organised and allow you to discover the life and work of the famous philosopher.

Prices (may vary):
Normal price: 8 € 
Reduced price: 6,50 €
Free admission: minors under 18 (family visit), 18-25 years old (for people under 25 years old who are citizens of one the 28 countries of EU or are non-European permanent residents of France), disabled visitors and their escorts, unemployed persons
Groups: on demand



Château de Voltaire
Allée du château
F-01210 Ferney-Voltaire
Tél. : + 33 (0)4 50 40 53 21
Fax : + 33 (0)4 50 28 04 84
Mél. : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Site : http://voltaire.monuments-nationaux.fr/

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F bus, stop 'Ferney-Voltaire-mairie"(from Geneva) or "château de Voltaire" (from Gex)
Y bus,  stop "Ferney-Voltaire-mairie"
Bus TER, stop "Ferney-centre"

Free car park near the city hall: blue zone limited to 4 hours (car park disk available at the tourist office)
Free car park avenue du Bijou (except mobilehome)

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