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This small town, huddled at the end of a valley and linked to the neighbouring Franche-Comté by the Col-des-Roches pass, owes its prosperity to clockmaking. This began in the 18C, when a young goldsmith called Daniel Jean-Richard came to live in the area.

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  • Clockwork Museum Interesting

    CH - 2400 Le Locle

    Housed in the 18C Monts Castle, this museum contains collections showing the precision work of clockmakers. On the ground floor, in a period apartment, you can see some fine pendulums and an exhibition showing the development of the watch, from its o..

  • Le Locle's Fine Arts Museum

    R. Marie-Anne-Calame 6 CH - 2400 Le Locle

    The Fine Arts Museum contains collections of Swiss painters and sculptors from the 19 and 20C (Girardet, Koller, Kaiser, Mathey). It also has an interesting cabinet of engravings with work by Swiss and foreign artists including the Portrait de Claude..

  • Installed in the 16C to make use of the force of water from the Locle Valley, the mills were used intensively until the 19C. Transformed into abattoirs then closed, they were then restored. A glorious part of their history has thus been reconstructed..

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Hotels Le Locle

  • Auberge du Prévoux

    Le Prévoux 10 CH - 2400 Le Locle

    Auberge du Prévoux enjoys a quiet location surrounded by a forest, 3,500 metres from the centre of Le Locle. It features an award-winning gourmet restaurant and a traditional brasserie. Free WiFi is available. The gourmet restaurant was awarded 13 p..

  • Hôtel des Trois Rois

    Rue du Temple 29 CH - 2400 Le Locle

    The Hôtel des Trois Rois is a modern 3-star hotel in an ideal location in the centre of Le Locle in the Canton of Neuchâtel, near the main tourist attractions. You can make free use of the minibar, and free Wi-Fi is offered in the entire building. T..

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