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Pretty little house!

Driving through Ferney-Voltaire we decided to stray and steal a quick visit to the Chateau... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2019
gianst
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Greece
good to go and see the history of Ferney-voltaire

pleasant walk to the Chateau but did not fancy paying to go into the chateau. so cannot comment on... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2019
adelinetanuk
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Edinburgh, 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 September 8, 2019

Driving through Ferney-Voltaire we decided to stray and steal a quick visit to the Chateau. Beautifully renovated, it is located at the end of a picturesque path surrounded by leafy trees. Keep in mind that you have to pay to enter the Chateau.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank gianst
Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

I knew very little about Voltaire, and enjoyed how their educational pieces were set up, especially the one where there was a video of 4 people speaking to each other about his writings. I will make a point to read one of his books.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019

pleasant walk to the Chateau but did not fancy paying to go into the chateau. so cannot comment on the actual place inside but the outside was beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019

Ferney-Voltaire is an unique place which was in effect set up as a social experiment by the famous French writer Voltaire which he chose as a refuge from both Catholic Paris and Calvinist Geneva (which banned him from building a theatre). If you visit the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 16, 2019

If Voltaire is remembered at all today in Anglo-American culture, it's for his savage but gay (in the old sense of seemingly light-hearted) satire, "Candide," in which all the great institutions of the day--armies, churches, and governments--are sliced open to reveal the utter hypocrisy within....More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank daguerre1853
Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

A nice little place to visit if you have a spare hour or two. Don’t plan to stay here all day though!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 19, 2019

Once I visited the Mansion I realized that less was known about him so I mention a brief account. Ferney is the name of the small village adjacent to Geneva. Allée du Château is located at 01210 Ferney-Voltaire The chateau is listed as one of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2019

This place was a time filler whilst we waited for our hotel time. Very easy to find .A Very nice building set in large grounds and obviously an interesting past, which was not really our subject. Interesting furniture etc but really needed a speaking guide...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank David R
Reviewed February 3, 2019

The chateau is carefully renovated, with the floors, walls and furniture being restored perfectly. This being the house to remember Voltaire, I found that information about the great thinker and writer were remarkably absent. Why not put a summary about is life, his work, and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

What an amazing place, the house is huge and all the room where captivating, yet the experience can only be full if one takes a long stroll at the different gardens. a

Date of experience: October 2018
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