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  • 1 Neuchâtel's Art and History Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Espl. Léopold-Robert 1

    On the 1st floor, the art section presents an overview of Swiss painting and some French Impressionists (donated by Amez-Droz). On the lower levels, there are around ten rooms with objects from daily life (costumes, toys, tapestries, furniture, bric-..

  • This unusual neo-Gothic building (1897-1906) was listed in 1986 and extensively restored; its walls and ceilings are in artificial stone to which has been added coloured cement, hence its name: the "red church". Another original feature is ..

  • 3 Neuchâtel Ethnography Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    R. St-Nicolas 4

    Housed in a late 19C villa and surrounded by a park, this museum contains permanent collections with objects from Africa and Oceania. On the 1st floor, apart from the reconstructed cabinet of Gen Charles Daniel de Meuron (1738-1806), the great voyage..

  • 4 Old Town Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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 ..

  • 5 Collegiate Interesting

    Religious buildings

    R. du Château

    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,..

  • 6 Prison Tower

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This high creneled tower stands at the foot of the castle. It has two wooden cells that were used until 1848. From the platform, there are panoramic views of the collegiate, town and lake.

  • 7 Hôtel DuPeyrou

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Built by financier DuPeyrou, a friend of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, this private house has great unity of style and leads to an adjoining garden. In the centre of the lake, there is a statue by A Ramseyer, La Baigneuse.

  • 8 Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

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