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Nestled in eastern France's Ain department is the commune of Ferney-Voltaire just between the Swiss border and the Jura Mountains. In fact, it is a part of Geneva's metropolitan area. Its name is also attributed to the fact that the famous philosopher and writer, Voltaire, also lived there, founded an industry that produced watches and pottery, and constructed a local church.
During your visit, consider arranging for car hire in Ferney Voltaire so you can easily see the local sights. The main attraction of the town is the house of Voltaire that was built from 1758 to 1766. The house is basically a chateau that is home to most of Voltaire's memorabilia and works.
After visiting Voltaire's house, drive a few metres from there to the house that dates back to the 1900s and built by Lambert, who sculpted the statue of his Voltaire. Alternatively, you can drive to the village where you can find 18th century homes and workshops of artisans. You can also find Voltaire's statue along with several restaurants.
Cheap car hire in Ferney Voltaire is useful to have if want to visit any of the nearby ski resorts in Premanon (41.8 kilometres on the D1005), Megeve (90.5 kilometres on the A40), and Thollon-les-Memises (64.5 kilometres). Chamonix is also within easy reach from Ferney Voltaire in an hour and 10-minute drive.
One of the fastest ways that you can arrive in Ferney Voltaire is by air travel and landing at the Geneva Airport that is just 5.3 kilometres away from the town. Car rental at Ferney Voltaire is available at the airport, so consider booking for a vehicle that can let you get to Ferney Voltaire in just 11 minutes.