François-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a versatile writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken advocate of several liberties, despite the risk this placed him in under the strict censorship laws of the time. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day.A visit to Statue de Voltaire represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Paris day trip planning website to plot your vacation.
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Bien aimé car il s’agit d’une statue en pierre de Voltaire, celle-ci a été rénovée et très bien mise en valeur dans un jardin avec un joli parterre de fleurs. Très agréable à regarder, de la jolie déc... more »Well loved because it is a stone statue of Voltaire, this one has been renovated and very well highlighted in a garden with a pretty flowerbed. Very nice to look at, pretty statue decoration in Paris.
Caminando por las calles de St Germain me encontré a Voltaire, muy linda sorpresa y rodeado de flores more »Walking the streets of St Germain I found Voltaire, very nice surprise and surrounded by flowers
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