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La Chaux-de-Fonds

La Chaux-de-Fonds
The Essential
La Chaux-de-Fonds, set in a high Jura valley. is Switzerland's premier clockmaking centre and one of its main agricultural towns. It was almost totally destroyed by a fire in 1797, then rebuilt according to a geometrical plan. It is the birthplace of several famous people, including the car manufacturer Louis Chevrolet, writer Blaise Cendras and architect Le Corbusier, but is mainly known as the birthplace of the clockmaking industry.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for La Chaux-de-Fonds

International Clock Museum International Clock Museum
International Clock Museum
Founded in 1902, this museum tells the
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La Chaux-de-Fonds's Museum of Fine Arts
La Chaux-de-Fonds's Museum of Fine Arts
Restored and enlarged, this museum
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Peasant and Craft Museum
Peasant and Craft Museum
Housed in an old Jura farmstead, one of
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La Chaux-de-Fonds's Historical Museum
La Chaux-de-Fonds's Historical Museum
After a three-year renovation project,
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