Three worlds in one: the aristocratic lakeside town of Neuchâtel, surrounded by vineyards, the factory town of La Chaux-de-Fonds in the mountains, famous for its workers' struggles, and the valleys and mountains of the Jura, cradle of the distillation of the green fairy (absinthe) and a paradise for hikers.
The village of Auvernier merged in 2013 with Bôle and Colombier, giving birth to the municipality of Milvignes, now the largest wine growing area of the Canton of Neuchâtel, with 145 hectares of vineyards.
In the land of the Green Fairy: Boveresse. One of the hot spots of the absinth production, in Val-de-Travers, Swiss Jura. Taste the absinth, visit the didactic exhibition in the dryer.
Chaux-de-Fonds (La)
Situated in the Jura Mountains above Neuchâtel, it's a quite unique city: destroyed by fire in 1794, it was rebuilt following a grid street plan. It's the hometown of architect Le Corbusier, writer Blaise Cendrars and car maker Louis Chevrolet, and a renowned centre of Art nouveau.
A nice winegrowers village, situated Entre-Deux-Lacs (Between Two Lakes), right between the Lakes of Neuchâtel and Biel/Bienne, under the forests of the Jura Mountains.
A natural rocky cirque of approximately 1,400 metres of width and 200 metres of depth, located in the Swiss Jura, between Val de Travers and Lake of Neuchâtel. A famous amphitheatre-shaped natural attraction, located at the heart of a beautiful nature reservation area.
La Brévine
In the Swiss Jura, at some 1,100 m over sea, La Brévine is nicknamed the Swiss Siberia, as temperatures in winter reach regularly -22°F (and even -43°F in 1987)... In summer, it's a beautiful valley, ideal for hikes and farniente.
Landeron (Le)
A little town at the Eastern end of Canton of Neuchâtel, on the shores of Bielersee (Lake of Biel/Bienne). South of the modern town, there is the old fortified city, which is really worth the visit!
A beautiful town on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel, at the foot of the Jura mountain range. Its ancient houses are built in a yellow stone and the old town is topped by a proud castle and a beautiful church.
Ponts-de-Martel (Les)
The main village in a large valley of the Swiss Jura, above Lake Neuchâtel: the Vallée de la Sagne et des Ponts. A beautiful, quiet and peaceful country, covered with bogs. Very interesting trail across forest and bog explaining what is the peat and why these areas are now protected all over Switzerland.
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