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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.

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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..

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  • 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..

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  • 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

  • Hotel Club

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

    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..

  • Hotel de France

    Rue Daniel-Jeanrichard 46 CH - 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds

    Prix Prices from : 45 CHF

    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..

  • Hôtel du Moulin Two stars Two stars

    Rue de la Serre 130 CH - 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds

    Prix Prices from : 85 CHF

    The family-run Hôtel du Moulin is situated in La Chaux-de-Fonds, a 5-minute walk from the train station, and it offers free WiFi and a sun terrace. Free parking spaces are available on site. The rooms at the du Moulin are simply-furnished and come w..

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Restaurants La Chaux-de-Fonds

  • 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.

  • 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.

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