Neuchâtel The Essential
Recommended
Neuchâtel enjoys a charming location between the lake of the same name and the Chaumont's slopes. The pale ochre-coloured houses of its various quarters spread out in the heart of the wine-producing region. The town joined the Swiss Confederation in 1815, after having been the King of Prussia's personal possession from 1707. A centre of research for the clock-making industry, a university town, it is also a great centre of French culture. The lake, 38km long and 8km wide, is the longest one belonging strictly to Switzerland.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Neuchâtel
Neuchâtel's Art and History Museum
Neuchâtel's Art and History Museum
On the 1st floor, the art section
120 minutes
Church of Notre Dame de Neuchâtel
Church of Notre Dame de Neuchâtel
This unusual neo-Gothic building (1897
15 minutes
Collegiate
Collegiate
The 12-13C collegiate, with its roof of
30 minutes
Old Town
Old Town
Between the Town Hall (1788), a classic
60 minutes
Neuchâtel Ethnography Museum
Neuchâtel Ethnography Museum
Housed in a late 19C villa and
Hôtel DuPeyrou
Hôtel DuPeyrou
Built by financier DuPeyrou, a friend of
15 minutes