Attractions

Top Choice Museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Musée de l’Horlogerie du Locle

In Le Locle, 8km west of La Chaux-de-Fonds, grand 18th-century rooms filled with all manner of clocks make this museum tick. The manor house, Château des Monts, was built for an 18th-century watchmaker atop a hill 3…
Top Choice Mountain in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Vue-des-Alpes

About 8km south of La Chaux-de-Fonds, just off Rte N20, Vue-des-Alpes (1283m) is a mountain pass popular for its two 7.3km and 11km mountain-bike loop trails and for its 700m luge, Toboggan Géant. In winter locals s…
Top Choice Waterfall in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Saut du Doubs

The River Doubs, which forms part of the Swiss–French border, widens out at the peaceful village of Les Brenets, 15km southwest of La Chaux-de-Fonds. It takes a little over an hour to walk from the village along Lac…
Nature Reserve in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Parc du Doubs

This nature park, covering almost 300 sq km of terrain south of the River Doubs to the Franches Montanges, is characterised by undulating hills, deep forests and wooded pastures riddled with walking and cross-countr…
Notable Building in La Chaux-de-Fonds

La Maison Blanche

This neoclassical house with a white facade and shiny roof is prized as Le Corbusier’s first independent piece of work – and a notable break from the regional art nouveau. Architecturally unrecognisable as Le Corbus…
Museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Robosphere

If you're looking for something completely different, this educational facility is dedicated to the world of robotics. It helps to have some French-language ability and to book in advance for 1½-hour guided tours. K…
Museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Musée International d’Horlogerie

This is a well-thought-out museum in a leafy park with history and fine-arts museums as neighbours and a huge steel carillon that plays on the quarter, half-hour and hour.