Ferney-Voltaire


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Ferney-Voltaire

(fĕrnā`-vôltĕr`), town, Ain dept., E France, on the French-Swiss frontier near Geneva. The town grew after Voltaire bought the seigniory of Ferney in 1758 to escape harassment from both the Genevese and the French. Called the "patriarch of Ferney," Voltaire lived there until 1778, during which time he built the local church and founded pottery and watchmaking industries that produced some of the finest artisans of modern France. Voltaire's handsome residence still stands.
References in periodicals archive ?
Contract notice: realization and installation of tactile models for the visually and intellectually handicapped for the castle of ferney-voltaire
Twelve chapters of adventures (in two parts) are embellished with colorful cartoon-influenced illustrations that add to the appeal of this animal adventure tale in the village of Ferney-Voltaire, France.
Donna Van de Wijngaart, a well-being practitioner working in Ferney-Voltaire just over the border in France, agrees: "People are far from family and life-long friends so their hearts need nourishing.
He awarded himself an exalted job at the World Health Organization (WHO), headquartered just over the Swiss border from his home in Ferney-Voltaire, in the French Jura.
This remarkable contribution has been acknowledged by three Festschrifts, the last of which, Le Combat des lumieres (2000), salutes his undiminished productivity at the age of eighty, and by a celebration on May 27, 2000, held at Ferney-Voltaire and attended by well over one hundred dix-huitiemistes, gathered from all corners of the world.
Contract notice: creation of a high-level service bus line (bhns) between the communes of gex and ferney-voltaire - communes of segny and cessy - works of vrd
In addition to the James Joyce Pub, these include the Noble Dubliner in Zurich, Paddy O'Brien's in Winterthur, Mulligan's and Flanagans in Geneva and Paddy's Bar over the French frontier in Ferney-Voltaire.
Centre International d'etude du XVIIIe siecle, Ferney-Voltaire, 2001.
Services concession: Service concession for the operation of event activities within the ferney-voltaire area