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I am visiting a friend in Switzerland for ten days. I have already got visitor's visa for the same on my Indian passport. Particulars mentioned on my visa are: 1. 'Etats Schengen' , 2. Single entry 3. Dates of visit. & 4. Type of visa : C. I understand that having already got ‘Etats Schengen' visa, I can travel to all Schengen countries.

I am also planning to visit Paris for a day during my stay in Switzerland. However, I never mentioned this in my visa application. I am planning to take a train from Geneva to Paris and book a hotel in Paris for one night. Can I possibly plan my Paris trip this way as I have Schengen visa, or I am not allowed to travel out of Switzerland as I never mentioned this in my visa application?

Also what does Single entry on my Schengen visa means: does it mean that I can enter and leave Switzerland only once or it means that I can enter and leave the Schengen region only once.

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Once you have a Schengen visa, you can travel through all Schengen countries as you wish. Single entry refers to the fact that you can enter and leave the Schengen region only once. –  RoflcoptrException Mar 20 '13 at 10:11

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I added my comment as an answer, since it is more an answer than a comment :)

Once you have a Schengen visa, you can travel through all Schengen countries as you wish. Single entry refers to the fact that you can enter and leave the Schengen region only once.

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Switzerland and France are both part of the Schengen area. Since you do not exit the Schengen area when you travel from Switzerland to France, you won't have to re-enter, thus all will be fine.

Single-entry means that you can only enter and exit the Schengen area once, in other words, every trip to the Schengen area needs its own visa.

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