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Les Délices, Voltaire's home

A documentation centre dedicated to the philosopher

Discover the "Saint Jean Property" where Voltaire lived during his stay in Geneva.

The Villa "Les Délices" - Voltaire's main residence from March 1755 to the autumn of 1760 - was an important place for literary creation and philosophical reflection: it was here that the Poem on the Disaster of Lisbon and Candide were partly written, and it was in the Grand Salon that d'Alembert, who was writing his article "Geneva" for the Encyclopaedia, was welcomed... The permanent collection of Les Délices allows visitors to fully relive these key moments of the Age of Enlightenment during events and guided tours. Programme available on www.bge-geneve.ch


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Rue des Délices 25 - 1203 Genève
Telephone: +41 22 418 95 60