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
Founded in 1902, this museum tells the
120 minutes
La Chaux-de-Fonds's Museum of Fine Arts
La Chaux-de-Fonds's Museum of Fine Arts
Recently restored and englarged, this
90 minutes
Peasant and Craft Museum
Peasant and Craft Museum
Housed in a farm dating back to 1612
60 minutes
La Chaux-de-Fonds's Historical Museum
La Chaux-de-Fonds's Historical Museum
This museum is housed in an old nobleman
60 minutes