St Peter's Island

Interesting
At the southwestern end of Bienne Lake, Ile St-Pierre, now a peninsula since the water level dropped, is, just like the neighbouring Ile des Lapins, a nature reserve. In his Confessions, Rousseau mentions a pleasant stay here in 1765. You can easily go round the island from the north and reach the former priory where the writer stayed.

Useful information

Opening hours

by boat: from Biel [TEL] 032 329 88 11 - www.lacdebienne.ch or www.bielersee.ch - CHF50 round trip; from La Neuveville [TEL] 032 329 84 84 - CHF25.60 round trip - telephone for timetable. By car: in Cerlier take a trail (1hr-walk)

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