Rendez-vous at the Château of Voltaire

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - David Bordes

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. David Bordes

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - D. Bordes

Rendez-vous at the Château of Voltaire Château de Voltaire 01210 Ferney-Voltaire fr

An exceptional site wich preserved its traces of Voltaire’s presence

The Château de Voltaire in Rhône-Alpes was built by the author between 1758 and 1766. He spent the last twenty years of his life here - years that were the most productive of his entire career.

At Ferney, Voltaire led his great campaigns against intolerance, put his hand to architecture and town planning, all the while continuing his literary output at this Château which became the focal point of intellectual life in Enlightenment Europe.


  • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet (the park only):
    French, English, German, Italian
  • Guided tour of the Château:
    French, English
    Reservations required
    Duration: 55 min
  • Theme tour
    Reservation required


  • From Genève (airport):
    50 km of Annecy.
    100 km of Chambery.
    150 km of Lyon
  • A40 motorway exit Bellegarde Pays de Gex, then N206
  • Lausanne-Genève motorway direction Genève Airport, exit Ferney then N5 Paris / Genève


Château de Voltaire
Allée du Château
B.P. 5
01210 Ferney-Voltaire Cedex

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