Near Ferney-Voltaire, a village on the French-Swiss border, you find the home of the famous philosopher Voltaire. It was built from 1758 to 1766, and he lived here for twenty years.
|The Chateau Voltaire is in need of some maintenance|
Chateau Voltaire is modest, as a stately home. It rests in a large park, just a short walk away from the small streets of the nearby village. It is slightly shabby, and in need of a little TLC, not only the main house but also the other buildings in the complex.
|The park is on a slope leading down to Lac Leman|
|The Church on the grounds of the chateau with the plaque DEO EREXIT VOLTAIRE MDCCLVI ("Erected to God by VOLTAIRE")|
|Park: Romantic statue of a little boy|
|Park: A young farm girl.|
|A fountain in the park of Chateau Voltaire|
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