French and Swiss Relations

Switzerland celebrates this autumn the 500e anniversary of the Peace of Freiburg (signed on 29 November 1516), better known as the Perpetual Peace, signed by the Swiss Confederation and the French kingdom. This particular Peace, with all the consequences following the signing, has contributed to make the two countries what they are nowadays.

Few French people know the part played by the Swiss in their history and the other way around. The permanent exchanges  have made an odd,  intense and creative relationship. Some of the founding events come from this relationship and it’s quite hard to determine which part is French and which one is Swiss. The exhibition is a walk of fame between France and Switzerland, focusing on the diversity of the links which unite both countries.