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.
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 (every in July and August) from 10 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm
- From 1 November to 29 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 tours of the park are organised and allow you to discover the life and work of the famous philosopher.
Prices (may vary):
Normal price: 5,50 €
Reduced price: 4 €
Free admission: minors under 18 (family visit), 18-25 years old (for people under 26 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
Since 2014 Voltaire's château has joined "Léman sans Frontière", a club of 41 franco-swiss tourist attractions around Geneva Lake.
Château de Voltaire
Allée du château
Tél. : + 33 (0)4 50 40 53 21
Fax : + 33 (0)4 50 28 04 84
Site : http://voltaire.monuments-nationaux.fr/
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)