Top things to do

Top Choice International in Biel-Bienne

L'Écluse

Set in pretty parkland between two canals, this iron-columned former watch factory houses one of Biel-Bienne's most charming restaurants. Meat, seafood and pasta dishes come accompanied by fresh vegetables and excel…
Top Choice Island in Biel-Bienne

Sankt Petersinsel

Political theorist Jean-Jacques Rousseau said he spent the happiest time of his life on this lovely island in the middle of the Bielersee, actually joined to the mainland by a long natural promontory. You can walk a…
Area in Biel-Bienne

Old Town

Biel-Bienne's beautiful Old Town huddles around the 'Ring', a plaza whose name harks back to bygone days when community bigwigs sat here in a semicircle passing judgement on unfortunate miscreants brought before the…
Museum in Biel-Bienne

Neues Museum Biel

The Neues Museum features an extensive and fascinating collection of art, history and archaeological exhibits from Biel and beyond. Highlights include a section on Biel's clock-making history and the reconstructed 1…
Museum in Biel-Bienne

Maison de la Tête de Moine

This excellent museum dedicated to the history of the eponymous 'Monks Head' cheese and the neighbouring Abbatiale de Bellelay is a great reason to come to Bellelay. Two words: cheese tastings.
Seafood in Biel-Bienne

Restaurant du Lac

This waterfront hotel restaurant with friendly English-speaking staff prepares delicate seafood dishes fresh from the Bielersee in smart casual surroundings. Highly recommended.
Food & Drink in Biel-Bienne

Fête de la Tête de Moine

Folks come from far and wide to celebrate the famous AOP cheese produced in this quiet valley. That's right, it's a cheese fest! What more could you ask for?
Bar in Biel-Bienne

Dan'ton-Ku Tiki Bar

A great spot to meet the locals, this unexpected tiki bar, far from Polynesia on the main drag of Biel, is a hoot and a popular spot for afternoon drinks.
Historic Building in Biel-Bienne

Abbatiale de Bellelay

The Abbatiale de Bellelay, 8km north of Tavannes between Moutier and St Imier, is now a psychiatric hospital, but you are free to wander the grounds outside. The Maison de la Tête de Moine organises occasional tours…
Museum in Biel-Bienne

Centre PasquArt

With a determinedly modern annex bolted onto an imposing 1886 hospital building, this place displays intriguing contemporary art exhibitions with a strong focus on photography and film.