Introduction

Comprising the pristine jewels of the Bielersee, Murtensee and Lac de Neuchâtel, each linked by artificial canals, this heavily forested area is a summer playground and a wonderful place to chill out. On a clear day, views to the Alps from along the western shores of each lake are nothing short of spectacular.

Even though it takes its official name from the German, the predominant language of the beautiful Drei-Seen-Land (Pays de Trois Lacs, in French; 'Three Lakes Region', in English), is French – just to confuse!

With an enviable position on the northwestern shore of Lac de Neuchâtel, the city of Neuchâtel, abutted by the gentle Jura Mountains, which rise to its west and north, is the area's most populous. Lovely Biel-Bienne is the crowning jewel of the Bielersee, as Murten is to the Murtensee, with charming medieval, baroque and renaissance villages surrounding them.