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Romantic home of Voltaire, completely renewed this year

This is where Voltaire lived for close to 20 years. He bought the property across the french and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
luirob
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Very calm and quite place to visit

I am currently in Geneva. staying near Ferney. so I went today to visit Chateau de Voltaire. The... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Tanjara A
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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 via mobile

This is where Voltaire lived for close to 20 years. He bought the property across the french and swiss border. It is worth a stop to visit the house and its gardens with a nice view of Geneva. The chateau has been renovated recently and...More

Thank luirob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are aVoltaire fan, you cannot miss this place where he lived for more t'han 20 years. T'he restauration finished un 2018 is great. It is a Pity that light is poor and you cannot see properly Some artworks.

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

I am currently in Geneva. staying near Ferney. so I went today to visit Chateau de Voltaire. The place is good and near to the bus stop. But they accept only the euro to buy the ticket. So be sure to have Euro with you....More

Thank Tanjara A
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Overlooking Saleve and Lac Leman, this domaine has been recently renovated with a touch of digitalization which allows unfamiliar with Voltaire’s life and work visitor have a succinct and enlightening insight of philosopher’s life and that time period in general. Definitely a place to visit!

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We visited Chateau de Voltaire a few days ago and took the French guided tour. The tour lasted about 1h and gave us very good insight in not only Voltaire's life but also 18th century life, "networking" and politics. Was really fascinating. For this we...More

Thank Comradegeneral86
Reviewed 11 August 2018

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

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 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 22 July 2018 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 19 July 2018 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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