• The Château de Cirey

  Opening dates : 12/04/2024 - 22/09/2024

Castle of Cirey

57 min (59,1 km)


During a stay in Cirey, when fleeing Paris, Voltaire discovers a run-down castle, open to the wind.

Despite it all, Voltaire is charmed by the place; he therefore changes his plans and decides to definitely settle in Cirey, making the place a pleasant home.

With the approval of the Marquis du Châtelet, he starts great restoring works. Finding the castle too small to receive guests, he extends it and starts the construction of a long gallery overlooked by a terrace.


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