|Accidentally in France at the bus stop|
On Friday, I took the city bus and ended up staying on longer than my stop, thinking that by the time I wait at the stop for the bus to turn around, the bus that would come would be the same one that I am on, so best to just stay on riding the bus around. Turns out, if you stay on the F Bus, you'll end up going through a French-Swiss border crossing and wind up in Ferney-Voltaire, France. Technically, you have to buy an additional pass if you are moving outside the regular Geneva metro area, so I stayed on the bus to avoid paying the additional fee for an accidental trip.
Ferney-Voltaire is named in part after Voltaire who lived there for the last 20 years of his life, constructing his home between 1758 and 1766. The house is now a museum, which would be worth an intentional visit sometime. Apparently Voltaire did a lot for the town, including building a school, houses, and providing the town interest-free loans in times of need. The town was originally called Ferney, but was renamed in Voltaire's honor after the French Revolution. If I go intentionally on a Saturday, apparently there is a pretty decent market in the town.