Things to see and do - La Chaux-de-Fonds
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La Chaux-de-Fonds, set in a high Jura valley. is Switzerland's premier clockmaking centre and one of its main agricultural towns. It was almost totally destroyed by a fire in 1797, then rebuilt according to a geometrical plan. It is the birthplace of several famous people, including the car manufacturer Louis Chevrolet, writer Blaise Cendras and architect Le Corbusier, but is mainly known as the birthplace of the clockmaking industry.
Tourist attractions La Chaux-de-Fonds : Things to see and do
R. des Musées 29
Founded in 1902, this museum tells the story of how time was measured from Antiquity to the present day, with more than 3,000 valuable pieces from Switzerland or abroad. There is also a clock restoration centre, where you can see craftsmen at work, a..
R. des Musées 33
Recently restored and englarged, this museum contains not only work from local artists but other Swiss and foreign painters. Paintings by local artists Charles Humbert and Charles Edouard Jeanneret (Le Corbusier) hang on the ground floor. Upstairs, n..
R. des Musées 31
This museum is housed in an old nobleman's house that is also home to the local council. Here you will find a fine collection of pieces and medals with cameos of Swiss or foreign personalities, as well as a number of reconstructions of 17-19C local h..
Hotels La Chaux-de-Fonds
Rue du 1er Mars 7 CH - 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds
Our Chez Gilles hotel restaurant is situated right in the town centre by a small park and offers you a unique cosy atmosphere and delicious local cuisine All of the nicely furnished en-suite rooms are no-smoking and feature free wireless internet ..
Rue Daniel-Jeanrichard 46 CH - 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds
Located in the centre of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Hotel de France is only a few steps from the train station and a 2-minute walk from the Watchmaking Museum. All rooms offer cable TV. Some rooms have a private bathroom, and some use a shared bathroom on t..
Avenue Léopold-Robert 45 CH - 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds
Prix Prices from : 108 CHF
The 4-star Hotel Athmos combines traditional charm and modern comfort right in the city centre of La Chaux-de-Fonds, just a 3-minute walk from the train station. The cosy Athmosphere lounge bar is an inviting place to relax and enjoy a drink. A con..
Restaurants La Chaux-de-Fonds
Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville 114 CH - 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds
Enjoy a gourmet meal in this small and very simple restaurant offering personalised, modern cuisine. Choose your own selection of cheeses in the cellar.
Boulevard des Endroits 94 CH - 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds
This restaurant in the Grand Hôtel Les Endroits offers classic, seasonal cuisine. There are also specialities such as lobster, beef flambé and Chinese fondue.