The Institut et Musée Voltaire is a museum in Geneva dedicated to the life and works of Voltaire. The museum is housed in Les Délices, which was Voltaire's home from 1755 until 1760.

The property was bought by the city of Geneva in 1929, and the museum opened in 1952, founded by Theodore Besterman.

It contains about 25,000 volumes on Voltaire and the 18th century as well as a collection of paintings and prints from the period, many depicting Voltaire, his relatives and acquaintances.



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Founded: 1755
Category: Museums in Switzerland

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Giorgio Fioramonti (3 years ago)
Musei allestito nella casa Natale del filosofo. Interessante
juan saporiti (4 years ago)
Magnifique . Voltaire un être humain hors du comain
Jacob Hagelqvist TE16F Polhemskolan (5 years ago)
very informative as long as you know french
Jacob Hagelqvist (5 years ago)
yo-yo, lit place man
Alexey Nikolaevich (9 years ago)
Should be something in English though it's very informative in case you know French
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