An unmissable attraction on the doorstep of Geneva
François-Marie Arouet, known as Voltaire, completely rebuilt this chateau and landscaped the park, never afraid to get his hands dirty. Entrepreneur-cum-sponsor, he also developed the town of Ferney, true to his humanist values. This became the meeting place of guests from all over Enlightened Europe. On top of his work ‘Treatise on Tolerance’, Voltaire wrote almost 6,000 letters here.
A lovely stroll through a lovely park
Due to renovation works taking place at the chateau, visitors can currently access the park and gift shop only , which are open throughout the year.
Guided tours offer the visitor a chance to explore the grounds and admire the different architectural features, such as the orangery, the chapel and the many statues. An original way to learn about Voltaire’s life, the history of the estate and the restoration works taking place.