Château de Ferney-Voltaire

Interesting
This château built by Voltaire still houses much of his memorabilia, including a portrait by Quentin de La Tour of the philosopher at the age of 40. A remarkable tomb was built inside the edifice, and Voltaire's heart kept inside until it was given to Napoleon I and placed in France's Bibliothèque Nationale! In 1999, the château was bought by the French State. Once you have been inside, you can enjoy a stroll in the grounds, where you will see the gigantic conical yew tree in the former vegetable plot.

Useful information

Address:

Allée du Château, 01210 Ferney-Voltaire

Phone:

+33 4 50 40 53 21

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm; Apr-Jun and Sep-Oct: daily except Mon 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm - closed 1 May

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