Ferney-Voltaire is a commune in eastern France, located between the Swiss frontier, near Geneva, and the Jura mountains. The village rapidly expanded after Voltaire purchased the seigniory in 1758. Named the Patriarch of Ferney,' Voltaire resided here until 1778 building the local church and school and establishing a watch-making industry, potteries and, of course, theatres.
Today, Ferney is a tranquil town featuring Saturday markets in a close community. The town is slowly developing due to the construction of new houses and apartments in the region. It is furthermore home to the Lyce International. Voltaire still maintains a presence in the town, however, with his realistic statue standing close to La Grande rue.
Ferney's major attraction is Voltaire's house, which was built between 1758 and 1766. The chteau comprises the main building, which contains a reconstruction of Voltaire's room; a garden with a great view of the Alps; and a church bearing the inscription: Erected to God by Voltaire'. Ferney furthermore presents several 18th century houses and crafts people's workshops as well as a number of French and foreign restaurants.
Public transport options in Ferney-Voltaire are limited and typically slow which can make it complicated for visitors to get around. In order to make your vacation as relaxing and effective as possible, travellers are advised to arrange cost-effective car hire by simply booking online before departing to Ferney-Voltaire.
Frequently asked questions
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