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CERN collaborates with "100 + 1 years of international life" exhibition in Divonne-les-Bains

The exhibition, organised by the Divonne-les-Bains authorities, traces the history of cross-border relations between the Pays de Gex and Geneva from 1920 to the present day

Geneva Pays de Gex
Divonne-les-Bains (left) and Geneva (right) (Image: CERN)

In 1920, Divonne-les-Bains was a small rural spa town, the Pays de Gex was farmland and Geneva was preparing to host the League of Nations. In 2021, Divonne-les-Bains shines with its own light, the Pays de Gex has increasingly close ties with neighbouring Switzerland and Geneva has become a major hub for international cooperation.

Through documents, maps, photos, videos and interviews, this exhibition takes you on a journey through the history of cross-border relations and their impact on the local population.

As a cross-border international organisation established in the region since 1954, CERN could not be absent from this event. Take this opportunity to find out more about local history and the CERN facilities in the area.

"100 + 1 years of international life" will be open to the public from 29 September to 24 October at the Maison du Projet de l'ÉcoQuartier de la Gare, from Wednesdays to Saturdays from 2.00 to 6.00 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, 17 October, a guided tour "International Geneva: 100 years of architecture" will be run by the Arpadi association. Registration required: arpadi.patrimoine@gmail.com

This exhibition, the brainchild of the Divonne-les-Bains authorities, has been made possible thanks to the support of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, the Ain department, the United Nations Office at Geneva, CERN, the WTO and the associations ARPADI, Divonne Yesterday and Tomorrow, and Divonnelectro.

More information:

Exhibition leaflet