Switzerland celebrates this autumn the 500e anniversary of the Peace of Freiburg, better known as the Perpetual Peace, signed by the Swiss and the king of France. Human history is full of these treaties and agreements which are long forgotten, but this particular Peace, with all the consequences following the signing, has contributed to make the two countries what they are nowadays.
In Penthes, you’ll see France and Switzerland in a complete different way. Few French know the part played by the Swiss in their history. And likewise for the Swiss. The permanent hate/love exchanges they have built have made an odd but 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.