Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Ferney-Voltaire
Category: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings
The Château de Voltaire was built by the author between 1758 and 1766. He spent the last twenty years of his life here -...
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 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. Open:> 1st April to 31st October: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.> All the year, upon reservation. Closed:> On Mondays from 1st April to 31st October.> 1st May. Admission fees: Adults : 5,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups