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30 Pounds are just 38 Swiss Franks. This isn't really a lot of money in Switzerland, so I don't think you will find anything that is really a lot of cheaper. Additionally, Geneva is one of the most expensive cities in Switzerland if not in the whole World. To make it worse, Geneva is the domicile of a lot of big organizations like for example UNO, CERN, ...


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There are only four types of passport stamps in the EU. Road travel Rail travel Air travel Ferry travel It doesn't matter if you walk, take a bike, or travel by bus; if you cross from a road border, you will get a road travel stamp. And also please note, since Switzerland is a member of Schengen zone, there are no border controls between Switzerland ...


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The train station is at the airport. You have to take up two (or three) escalators from the platform and then walk for approximately 50 meters to arrive at the check-in. There is only one terminal, so it will take you 5-10 minutes at most to go from the platform to check-in. It is a rather small airport and you should be able to find it without problems. ...


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As it turns out it is possible during the Open Days, which unfortunately in 2013 had taken place on September 28th and 29th. And as of right now there are no such Open Days published for the year 2014. For details you can probably start with the Practical Information page regarding visiting, which is not likely to change much from 2013 to 2014, whenever ...


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Yes - CERN has an outreach program which does tours along with other activities. From their Visit CERN page: CERN welcomes the general public to visit and tour its exhibitions, experimental areas and other facilities. The admission is free. The permanent exhibition “Universe of particles” and the Microcosm exhibition can be visited from Monday to ...


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When I was traveling in Switzerland and wanted to see Geneva, I would actually stay at a small hotel in Lausanne, some 45 minutes away, but along the main railroad line. At a much lower rate than Geneva itself. Geneva is a "destination," city, hence expensive. Anything "outside" of it would be far cheaper. But Switzerland is a small country, so "outside" of ...


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A budget airline has to cut costs somewhere, and EasyJet cuts its IT budget (hey, better than skimping on plane maintenance, right?). As a result, its website and back-end systems tend to be somewhat buggy. I've noticed similar quirks before when I used EasyJet, so I'd say don't worry about it, and just bring the documents when you check in.


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The Hadron Collider is part of the CERN (European nuclear research center). From a quick googling… There seems to be some "open days" where there are organized visits. Have a look at: http://opendays2013.web.cern.ch/ Other than that, I think you will need at least some contacts and references from professors from universities associated with the CERN. ...


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According to easyJet's Carrier Regulations: If your baggage is damaged, lost or delayed during an easyJet flight, you must advise a member of easyJet ground handling staff at the airport of arrival immediately. In the event of loss or damage to baggage the airline's liability is normally limited to a maximum of 1,000 Special Drawing Rights ...


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It's certainly doable. If you have a French rental car, you will need to either leave the motorway in Bellegarde-sur-Valserine and go to Ferney-Voltaire using the secondary road network or buy a CHF 40 motorway vignette for Switzerland as the car most likely will not have one. Train is also quite convenient but goes to the Swiss side, the duration of the ...


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I visited the LHC on this years' open days. It was an experience I was glad I took part in. Some people even flew in for the day just to visit CERN. Such open days are unfortunately rather rare. Underground visits are only permitted when the LHC is on hiatus. When the collider is in operation you can't go down there, because of radiation risks, but more ...


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If you take a broad definition of tour, to include virtual tour, you could consider Google Streetview, as the Large Hadron Collider was mapped


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I believe that compensation for lost or damaged luggage is always with the airline who flies the last leg of your journey. I've never heard of an airport dealing with luggage issues.


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I think you're referring to APIS - Advance Passenger Information System. The documents themselves are called 'API' (Advance Passenger Information) documents, so it's not a bug. Technically, filling this in is only compulsory when you're flying to the US, so when you're flying with EasyJet within Europe you shouldn't worry. At the time you check-in, they can ...


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I wouldn't stress about these emails, or the advanced notification at all. The emails are usually a way of organizing information about the passengers, but in my opinion, are rarely used for actual travel, or immigration. You ALWAYS have to provide original documents at the time of check-in. It is at this time that the authenticity is checked and boarding is ...


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Actually the simplest answer to your question is Yes. The airport of Geneva, although situated in Switzerland, is an international airport and has a French section. It can be accessed from France without passing the Swiss customs, through a special road (route douanière). There are car rentals at the French section of the Airport, for exemple Sixt. This ...


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If you decide to rent a car, beware that not all rental companies will accept taking a car in Lyon and dropping it off in Geneva (a different country). Those that do will likely charge extra for it (in addition to the motorway surcharge). Normally 12:30 should be plenty of time to catch a train from Lyon. The airport website mentions an 8:38 departure with ...


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It's really in the airport (which is itself not very big but not so efficient for its size). Arriving: Out of the baggage claim, take left, walk 50-100m tops, you are already in the station (the actual tracks run underneath the airport). In the other direction you need to take some escalators, find the right check-in desk and then take some other escalators ...


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Based on the end of the line, I would say that seating on the left side is best. You would be on the lake side in Nantua and Sylans. I don't recall the first part of the journey (on the LGV Sud-Est) as particularly scenic. Upper level is nice on “Duplex” rolling stock but do note that many Lyria-branded trains are in fact single level. Furthermore, since ...


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If each corresponding country has a travel agreement with one another, then stamps are unnecessary. With that said, however, it does not mean you cannot get them. I travel to Ireland at least once a year on an Irish passport from the UK, and for the past two/three years, each time I ask for a stamp. I'm always met with either surprise or confusion from the ...


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As other explained, with a regular Schengen visa, you can enter the Schengen area in Geneva (or anywhere else in Switzerland and any other Schengen country). You don't need to go to France first. In fact, thousands of people land in Geneva each year to catch a shuttle to the many French ski resorts so it's an extremely common occurrence there. Additionally, ...


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The Q&A here is helpful: https://www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-193/ If you arrive into Geneva airport from outside France you cannot enter France directly; you must exit into Switzerland. However, the Q&A states clearly: Can I leave on the Swiss side with a Schengen visa issued by France? Yes, a passenger may exit on the ...


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This should be okay. It says: The Contracting Party responsible for issuing such a visa shall in principle be that of the main destination. If this cannot be determined, the visa shall in principle be issued by the diplomatic or consular post of the Contracting Party of first entry. As your main destination is Annecy in France, you have the right visa ...


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I visited CERN years ago and toured the underground installations. That was when the LHC was still under construction. Seeing the ATLAS instrument up and close was quite impressive. Now that the LHC is shut down for maintenance underground tours are supposed to start again, but no mention of them is made on the CERN website. I would suggest you keep ...



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