Coppet, a small town in Switzerland on the banks of Lake Geneva was, according to Ian Fleming in his novel Goldfinger, the location of ENTERPRISES AURIC A.G. Goldfinger’s smelting works, best known for making metal furniture for railways and airlines. Twice a year Goldfinger would drive his Rolls Royce to the factory with the armored plating having been replaced by gold sheets. The car would be dismantled, and the gold melted down. It would then be recast as the frame of airline seats and in this way smuggled into India, where gold fetched the highest prices, on specific airline flights.
Fleming placed the fictional factory on the borders of the historical estates of Madame Germaine de Steal, a well known nineteenth century Swiss writer. It was from the estate grounds above the town that Bond would observe activity at the factory.