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Ferney-Voltaire Things to Do

  • Voltaire's residence at Ferney

    The writer and philosopher Voltaire spent the last 20 years of his in a chateau on the edge of Ferney. This chateau and pretty grounds are open to the public every day but Monday. It is worth a visit to those who are interested in Voltaire, his philosophies and the way that they effected those around him.

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  • Go to Ferney marche

    On every Saturday, Ferney Voltaire opens its market all over the town center. They have interesting fruits, cheese, clothes. wine, and so on. Its good to visit FV on Saturdays.From Geneva, take F bus from the central station. It takes about 20 minutes. Don't forget you passport if you come here from Switzerland, you are going to France and...

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  • Saturday Market

    This is probably the most interesting regular event in Ferney Voltaire. A large market offering everything from carrots to carpets is held every Saturday morning in the centre of Ferney. It attracts visitors from allover the region, but particularly from the Geneva region (food prices are generally lower in France than in Switzerland).

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Ferney-Voltaire Restaurants

  • Don't miss it!

    Many people say that the food here is one of the best around here. Its true. I tried lunch and dinner several times when I was living in this town. The local food is excellent. Please do not miss it when you come to this French or when you want to eat at a typical French food when you are in Geneva. Meat and fish dish. Try speciality of the day....

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  • People gather here

    Its a bar and cafe. Its a very friendly place where many local people get together and chat. Coffee and light meal.

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  • Don't miss it!

    Its a cheaper restaurant than the neighbor restaurant "Hotel de France" but it has excellent local dishes. The "Truite" means "trout". As it is a trout restaurant, try trout dishes. They are so good. Meat dishes also good and their salad is excellent.

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Ferney-Voltaire Nightlife

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    by RedDevil.Ril Written Apr 2, 2007

    Great place to go to..was there during St.Patricks day. They offer a wide range of beers and the company is nice as everybody talks to everybody regardless of their race. You will find alot of travellers there taking a drink before continuing their journey to switzerland,italy or back up france. They accept Euros and Swiss francs..as for swiss francs only notes and not coins for the bank doesnt provide change

    Dress Code: casual

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Ferney-Voltaire Transportation

  • Geneva Airport

    L'aéroport international de Genève (code AITA : GVA ; code OACI : LSGG) dessert Genève (Suisse), la Suisse romande et une partie de la région Rhône-Alpes.- secteur français à Ferney-Voltaire : à 5 mn en voiture du centre ville- secteur international : à 8 mn en voiture du centre ville de Ferney-Voltaire ou avec les transports en commun (bus 28 et F...

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  • Public cross-border transportation

    Bus F runs regularly between Geneva main station (Cornavin) to Ferney Mairie, some buses continue to Gex. There are fares for the Swiss sector (CHF 2.20 as far as the Swiss border), for the French sector and for cross-border traffic. You may connect to Geneva Airport at bus stop Tunnel, then onwards on bus 18 or 28. From Geneva station, there are...

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Ferney-Voltaire Shopping

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    by Toshioohsako Updated Sep 3, 2009

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    Its a lively bakery in Ferney Voltaire. Almost everybody in this town comes daily to this bakery for buying bread.

    What to buy: French bread, croissant, cakes.

    What to pay: 10 Euros maximum

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Ferney-Voltaire Warnings and Dangers

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    Fresh poultry at the Ferney Market

    by Kiriel Updated Mar 30, 2004

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    If you are a bit squeamish about your food, then you may find the French markets a little disturbing. Fresh geese and ducks unplucked, cheeses with furry mould that stands up an inch high, and strange looking salami-type sausages abound. Food handling gloves and tongs are generally unheard of.

    Despite the hairy looking cheeses, noone ever gets sick from eating anything they bought from there, but it can be a bit of a shock to visitors from more... delicate.. food backgrounds. My advice: be brave and give them a try!

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Ferney-Voltaire Sports & Outdoors

  • Découvrir le Pays de Gex-Bellegarde à...

    Dans le Pays de Gex, 10 centres et fermes équestres accueillent grands et petits pour les emmener sur les chemins de campagne à dos de cheval. Seuls ou guidés par des professionnels, partez à la découverte des nombreuses possibilités de randonnées équestres s'offrant à vous entre plaine, vallée et sentiers de montagne. In the Country of Gex, 10...

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  • Le paradis des randonneurs...

    Le Pays de Gex-Bellegarde bénéficie d'un relief propice à une grande diversité de randonnées. En plaine ou en montagne, seuls ou accompagnés par un professionnel, le Pays de Gex-Bellegarde propose des randonnées pour tous dans un environnement préservé.Au sein du Parc Naturel Régional du Haut Jura et de la Réserve naturelle qui couvrent les 3/4 du...

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  • Christmas in Ferney-Voltaire

    I was seldom in Ferney-Voltaire where I lived during Christmas time. I was always on holiday in other places. It was not so much fun to stay here for Christmas as many of my friends were not there and the town was too quiet.But visiting this town during Christmas in 2008, I took some Christmas photos. You can seldom see such quiet Christmas...

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  • Ferney européenne

    La ville profite de sa grande proximité avec la ville de Genève. La moitié de la population environ est composé de fonctionnaires des organisations internationales installée à Genève (ONU, OMS, BIT, OMC etc.), ce qui fait de Ferney-Voltaire la commune connaissant la plus forte concentration de fonctionnaires internationaux au monde. Cette...

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  • Little history...

    Ferney (initialement "Pernex") a pris le nom de Ferney-Voltaire à partir de 1878) en hommage à Voltaire qui y séjourna à partir de 1759 pour sa proximité de la frontière, en cas de problème avec l'administration royale, et de Genève, ville de son rival, Rousseau. À son arrivée, le hameau comptait à peine une centaine d'âmes. Voltaire fit assainir...

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