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Verney was the name of this quite small village next to Geneva until the great Voltaire moved here... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Evert S
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Recently opened after renovation

This small chateau has recently been renovated to a high standard. Only the ground floor is as it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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The Château de Voltaire 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...more
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2 allee du Chateau, 01210 Ferney-Voltaire, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Chateau de Voltaire recently. The house itself, recently renovated, is lovely - and each room has amazing paintings and items to view. The gardens and views across to the mountains are stunning. There are plenty of scattered tables and chairs in various parts...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Verney was the name of this quite small village next to Geneva until the great Voltaire moved here and moved into this mansion. Not really a chateau. But oh well. Super interesting to visited this mansion and know that one of the great authors and...More

Thank Evert S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small chateau has recently been renovated to a high standard. Only the ground floor is as it was in the era of Voltaire and some of the rooms are not furnished. It remains an informative visit even so. The many placards are well worth...More

Thank Bobbledog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently opened to the public, Voltaire’s residence (chateau and gardens) was open to the general public in June 2018 the first time in over a century. Totally restored. A guided visit is important. Don’t expect the magnificence of French chateaux of the Loire or Versailles....More

Thank Naji H
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Nice and quiet place, beutiful view. Interesting to get a glimpse into the philosophers life and writings.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

An interesting visit, but a slightly frustrating one too; the guide made no attempt at placing Voltaire's achievements in the context of the time and spent far too long talking about Macron's recent visit to Ferney, which is frankly irrelevant. It was disappointing that neither...More

Thank Gnome-of-Zurich
Reviewed 1 June 2018

After several years of renovations, what used to be a rather local tourist site has become a truly national monument and (finally) a real "destination" rather than just an add-on or afterthought. If you happen to be in the Geneva area, it really should not...More

Thank Marshall B
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Very nice place to visit. Specially to see the old church that Voltaire did inside his property. A nice view of the city too and the rooms inside are beautiful. Few years ago they would have some concerts in there. Would be nice if that...More

Thank Denis O
Reviewed 9 December 2017

This is a pleasant place to visit and a precious slice of history ! During the summer there is a nice place to sit and enjoy a coffee!

Thank AnonPalestine
Reviewed 11 April 2017

philosophy Is impressive, history searched & reading through internet was helpful to know more and made interesting sense

Thank goyalFrance
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