Estavayer-le-Lac The Essential
This little town on the southern shore of Lake Neuchâtel has retained a Medieval appearance, with its ruined ramparts, arcaded streets and old houses. Its marina has made it a renowned yachting centre. It offers a local history museum housed in the Maison de la Dîme (1435), the late-Gothic church of St Laurent or Château de Chenaux (13C-15C).