Things to see and do - Neuchâtel
Unmissable tourist sites
Neuchâtel Travel guide
Neuchâtel : Michelin's recommendations
Neuchâtel enjoys a charming location between the lake of the same name and the Chaumont's slopes. The pale ochre-coloured houses of its various quarters spread out in the heart of the wine-producing region. The town joined the Swiss Confederation in 1815, after having been the King of Prussia's personal possession from 1707. A centre of research for the clock-making industry, a university town, it is also a great centre of French culture. The lake, 38km long and 8km wide, is the longest one belonging strictly to Switzerland.
Tourist attractions Neuchâtel : Things to see and do
Rue du Château CH - 2000 Neuchâtel
Between the Town Hall (1788), a classic building by the architect Pâris, and the collegiate and castle, this district contains many old houses, 16 and 17C fountains and city wall towers. On Place des Halles stand 17C and Renaissance houses "Des ..
Rue du Château CH - 2000 Neuchâtel
The 12-13C collegiate, with its roof of varnished tiles, saw several changes in the 16 and 19C. The chevet is Romanesque, as is row of arcades in the 15C cloister. A statue of William Farel, who encouraged the people of Neuchâtel to adopt the Reform,..
r. du Château CH - 2000 Neuchâtel
Standing next to the collegiate, this restored 15-16C building has some 12C remains. It is the former home of the counts of Neufchâtel. You can visit several rooms including the kitchens, the semicircular Salle du Grand Conseil and the cantonal parli..
1, Esplanade du Mont-Blanc CH - 2000 Neuchâtel
Prix Prices from : 340 CHF
Hotel Beau-Rivage, situated in the very heart of Switzerland's watch-making district, an ideal place for work or holidays, is also an excellent fully equipped base for business travellers. The hotel is located in the city centre with a unique view o..
Esplanade Leopold Robert 2 CH - 2000 Neuchâtel
Prix Prices from : 108 CHF
Located at Neuchâtel's harbour, Hotel Beaulac is just a 2-minute walk from the historic city centre and the university. It houses a restaurant with a lakeshore terrace and a sushi bar. All spacious rooms come with flat-screen cable TV, a minibar, sa..
Rue J.- L. Pourtalès 3 CH - 2000 Neuchâtel
Only 200 metres from the lake and close to Neuchâtel's centre and the funicular (taking you to the railway station in 3 minutes), the Hotel des Arts is a convenient place to stay. It offers free in-room Wi-Fi. Spend peaceful nights in your tastefull..
Rue des Tunnels 11 CH - 2006 Neuchâtel
Restaurant with contemporary glass roof, shaded terrace, and a modern, often inventive menu.
Avenue Du Peyrou 1 CH - 2000 Neuchâtel
Once the home of Du Peyrou, a friend of Rousseau, this splendid 18C mansion has been renovated in a contemporary style. This gives it a feeling that is both chic and classic yet also bold and original. A fitting setting for the excellent cuisine crea..
Esplanade du Mont-Blanc 1 CH - 2001 Neuchâtel
The Hôtel Beau-Rivage's restaurant boasts large windows, which create a light-filled, contemporary ambience. Regional, seasonal cuisine features on the menu, while the pleasant terrace overlooking the lake adds an extra touch of charm.
Rue Fleury 1 CH - 2000 Neuchâtel
A 17C town house with an outstandingly well-preserved wooden facade. Tasty Italian dishes served in a dining room embellished by Naïve paintings.
Place de la Gare 2 CH - 2000 Neuchâtel
Esplanade Léopold-Robert 2 CH - 2000 Neuchâtel
The view over the lake is so lovely you could be forgiven for thinking you were actually on the water itself. The varied menu includes miso soup, risotto, spicy grilled tuna, foie gras and prawn tempura.