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Ferney-Voltaire is a community in the Ain department in the east of France, between the Jura mountains and the Swiss border, and is a part of the Geneva metropolitan area. During Voltaire's reign over Ferney in the later 1700s, the town saw rapid expansion. Today Ferney is a quiet country town with a Saturday market and a sizable international community, due to the proximity of CERN and the UN Office in Geneva. Ferney is also the site of the Lycée International.