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Explore Voltaire's intellectual world with over 6,000 letters, philosophical works, and his private study at the Castle of Voltaire.


  • Explore Voltaire's Castle and roam the manor where the great historian and philosopher lived during the final 2 decades of his life.

  • Admire beautiful art like philosophical dictionaries, treatises on tolerance, and other important works.

  • Examine the altered inside of the castle featuring additions such as an orangery, the keeper's lodge, and the chapel.

  • Step into the private study of the philosopher, where he penned his renowned literary pieces such as 'The Ethical Manifesto', 'Reflections on Existence', and 'Dialogues on Wisdom and Virtue'.

  • Fun Fact: Voltaire was known to work up to 18 hours a day, sometimes even dictating to his secretaries.


  • Entry to Castle of Voltaire

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These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Discover the Residence of Voltaire

Explore the captivating world of Voltaire as you gain entry to his castle! Step into the very residence where this renowned French Enlightenment author, historian, and philosopher spent his final 2 decades. Located in the heart of Ferney City, this historic chateau awaits you with sculptures and exquisite art collections.

Learn Tales of His Journey

Delve deeper into the intellectual realm as you discover over 6,000 letters, a philosophical dictionary, a treatise on tolerance, and an array of literary works that showcase the profound thoughts and ideas of this remarkable figure. Step into the intimate theater within the chateau where Voltaire's plays were performed.

As you venture further, step into the private study of Voltaire where you can get an up-close look at his personal effects including his furniture, clothing, and personal items. Conclude your visit by exploring the picturesque gardens and scenic grounds surrounding the chateau.

Important Information

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Restroom, Bicycle Parking.

  • Small bags smaller than cabin size are allowed.

  • Dogs are allowed on a leash in the park, in a carrier bag, or held in the arms in the castle.

  • Strollers must be left at the castle entrance (sensitive flooring). A baby carrier may be necessary.

  • The elevator is currently unavailable. Access to the different levels of the castle is only possible by the stairs and the front steps of the castle.

  • Please take note that various groups are granted free entry: under 18 years (excluding families and school groups), 18 to 25-year-old European Union nationals and regular non-European residents in France, disabled individuals (with 1 accompanying adult), jobseekers with a certificate less than 6 months old, and holders of a valid Education Pass.

  • Please note that there is free admission during the following days: European Heritage Days on the 3rd weekend of Sep, and every 1st Sunday of each month from Nov to Mar.


  • Note that the following are not allowed: large bags, suitcases, food and beverages, flash photography

  • The experience is restricted for guests aged 16 and under unless accompanied by a responsible adult.

  • Smoking, vaping, and alcohol are prohibited on the estate (including the grounds).

Operating Hours

May 2 to Sep 4

  • Daily: 9:30am to 6pm.

Sep 5 to Apr 30

  • Daily: 10am to 5:30pm.

  • The park closes 45 minutes before the castle closes.

  • The last entry to the site is 1 hour before closing time.

  • Closed on Jan 1, May 1, and Dec 25.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Château de Voltaire.

  • Address: Château de Voltaire 1, allée du Château, 01210 Ferney-Voltaire

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Ferney-Mairie stop. It is a quick 6-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board buses 33, 66, 64 and more to get you there.

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