Tickets for Château de Voltaire: Fast Track

Discover the château where Voltaire spent the last 20 years of his life

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  10:00 - 18:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 18:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 18:00
Monday:  10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday:  10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 18:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 18:00
Highlights
  • Explore Voltaire's château, built between 1758 and 1766, and immerse yourself in the life of a French legend
  • Feel welcomed like the Age of Enlightenment's most illustrious philosophers were over a period of 20 years when Voltaire lived here
  • Explore the château and its modified interior, plus the park which dates from the 19th century, the orangery, the keeper's lodge and the chapel
Description

Immerse yourself in Voltaire's spirit at Château de Voltaire à Ferney, home to the famed writer for 20 years. See some of his own work, plus sculptures and art collections. Get the history on this legendary man of many talents, and explore a chapel, an orangery, and beautiful gardens.

"Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road." – Words of wisdom from the man himself to consider as you forge your own path through Château de Voltaire.

This is the place where the French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher Voltaire spent the last 20 years of his life.

While best-known for his literary prowess, Voltaire wasn't afraid to get his hands dirty. As well as writing some 6,000 letters, his Philosophical Dictionary, his Treatise on Tolerance, and several tragedies here, Voltaire rebuilt the castle entirely from 1758! He landscaped the grounds himself and transformed the whole town of Ferney in the process.

As town planner and patron of the arts, Voltaire's busy social and literary life saw him staging dramatic works here, and playing host to an array of distinguished guests from all over Europe. Don't miss the gardens, which still feature original 19th-century touches like the orangery, the keeper's lodge, and the chapel!

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What's included
Fast-track entrance to Château de Voltaire and its gardens
Guide booklet in English, French & German
Guided tour (possible in English and French free of charge, but must be booked ahead of time)
Audio guide
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Venue
Address
Château de Voltaire
Allée du Château, 01210, Ferney-Voltaire
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Wheelchair accessible
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