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Your Holiday in Ferney Voltaire near Geneva

Situated just minutes from Geneva and at the entrance to the Haut Jura National Park, Ferney-Voltaire is a charming little cosmopolitan town in Gex. Situated near the Swiss border, 6km from Geneva town centre and 5km from lake Geneva, the native town of Voltaire, from whom it takes its name, is surrounded by luxuriant landscapes, dotted with rivers and canyons. In the winter, you can ski on the slopes of the Mont Jura! Ferney-Voltaire is an ideal holiday destination in all seasons, just a stone's throw from Geneva airport. Book your holiday rental in the Apart'hotel Ferney Geneve and discover this charming destination. More information
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Follow Voltaire’s steps through the streets of Ferney

An important site of cultural history in France, take time to stroll through the streets of Ferney, in the steps of Voltaire, who gave his name to the city. In 1758, this great philosopher acquired the seigneury of Ferney, and therefore spent the rest of his life there. For almost twenty years, Voltaire was host to numerous personalities from all over Europe. During your holiday in Ferney Voltaire, pay a visit to the Château de Voltaire allowing you to enter into the intimacy of the great philosopher while immersing yourself in the Age of Enlightenment. The guided tour of Ferney also allows you to discover the fountains, factories and houses still visible that were built by Voltaire during the twenty years he stayed in the city.

Ferney Voltaire and its voluptuous natural setting

Discover Ferney Voltaire’s nature side, a real jewel nestled in a grandiose and preserved environment, the Pays de Gex is full of natural wonders. Between Lake Geneva and the Jura High mountain range, 11,000 hectares are protected, including 8,000 hectares of spruce forest dotted with maple trees. Water is omnipresent, both rushing rivers and calm streams as well as the natural springs (Allandon and la Divonne…). The countryside is luxuriant and hilly and, from the balconies of Lake Geneva, the panorama of the Mont Blanc mountain range is magnificent. Nature lovers can take the forest roads of the magnificent Haut-Jura natural park and explore the stunning landscapes and maybe even meet some of the local fauna.