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La Chaux-de-Fonds : Michelin's recommendations


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.

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Tourist attractions La Chaux-de-Fonds : Things to see and do

  • International Clock Museum Recommended Recommended

    r. des Musées 29 CH - 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds

    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..

  • Museum of Fine Arts Interesting

    r. des Musées 33 CH - 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds

    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..

  • Historical Museum

    r. des Musées 31 CH - 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds

    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..

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Hotels La Chaux-de-Fonds

  • Chez Gilles Two stars Two stars

    Rue du 1er Mars 7 CH - 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds

    Prix Prices from : 120 CHF

    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 ..

  • Grand Hôtel Les Endroits Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Boulevard des Endroits 94-96 CH - 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds

    Prix Prices from : 187 CHF

    Situated in a beautiful natural setting, 5 minutes by car from the centre of La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Grand Hotel Les Endroits offers you the charm of the countryside and the advantages of a city. The Grand Hotel Les Endroits has an excellent restaura..

  • Hotel Club Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Rue du Parc 71 CH - 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds

    Prix Prices from : 109 CHF

    Situated in tranquil surroundings, 3 minutes' walk from La Chaux-de-Fonds 'Train Station, Hotel Club features a cosy bar. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the rooms. The comfortable en-suite rooms have direct dial phones and a TV. A mini bar in the rooms i..

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Restaurants La Chaux-de-Fonds

  • Rose des Vents Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • L'heure bleue Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Avenue Léopold-Robert 29 CH - 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds

    A friendly brasserie on the ground floor of the Théâtre Municipal (1837). The dining room offers elements of period decor and a traditional, varied and appetising menu.

  • La Parenthèse Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

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