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Guided tour "Watchmaking town planning", La Chaux-de-Fonds

"To be perfectly honest, La Chaux-de-Fonds has never inspired me very much. Until today when, thanks to UNESCO, I had an opportunity to find out all about it. I knew practically nothing about the history of clock-making and its links to the development and planning of the town but it’s extremely interesting. The tour takes us back to the time when the flourishing clock-making industry of the Neuchâtel mountains made more than half of the world’s production. As you walk along the straight streets, you can easily imagine the clock-makers behind their windows (south-facing to catch the light) and the swarming employees going up and down the streets carrying parts from one workshop to another.” 

Marianne, 58


Duration : 2 hours
Price : CHF 160.-
Languages : English, French, German and Italian.

July and August: every Sunday at 2 p.m.
Departure: Espace de l'urbanisme horloger (Rue Jaquet-Droz 23) 
Duration : 2 hours 
Price : CHF 10.- adults; CHF 7.- students, AVS
Free for accompanied children under 16
Languages : French, German.


Good to know

  • Guided tour on foot.
  • The Watchmaking Town Planning of La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle has been inscribed in the UNESCO world heritage in June 2009.
  • Add a watchmaking experience in Le Locle with an unique visit of the factory Zenith, every Friday on request only.

Tourisme neuchâtelois - Montagnes
Espacité 1
2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds
T. +41 (0) 32 889 68 95  

Guided tour "Watchmaking town planning", La Chaux-de-Fonds

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