3 Culture Land of Voltaire, Ferney-Voltaire

Between 1759 and 1778 at Ferney, Voltaire developed his model of an ideal city working by turns as town planner, architect, gardener, industrialist, political writer and man of the theatre. Voltaire’s castle is closed for complete recovery. Until 2018, all spaces will be renovated and redesigned to better perceive the traces of the presence of Voltaire. Guided tours of the park are offered and allow you to discover the life and work of the famous philosopher.


On 30 May 2018, the château will re-open to the public after 3 years of renovation work. Discover the redesigned visit itinerary with new furniture, objects and paintings and multimedia displays give you a better understanding of the life of Voltaire.

Prices, packages

Free entrance for gardens and library-shop. Paying guided tours, schedules and informations on +33 (0)4 50 40 53 21.
8 euros
gratuit pour les moins de 18 ans et
pour les 18 à 25 ans membres
de l’Union Européenne

Adult rate : 8 €
Free admission : Minors under 18,, 18-25 years old for people under 26 years old who are citizens of one the 27 countries of EU or are non-European permanent residents of France.

Spoken languages

French, English.


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