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Watchmaking town Le Locle

"- First of all, we`re shown a fresco depicting the Ronde des Heures.
- It’s like this town is built on an upside-down forest.
- I heard the fascinating story of a brand of precision watches that won more than 1,500 awards!
- We went past factories where thousands of men and women worked and, apparently, before making watches, even the men made lace in this region!
- We learned that, for nearly 300 years, clock-makers have been inventing all sorts of extra features for watches, such as calculation functions and alarms, making them ever more precise and ever smaller – and more beautiful too!"


Tours possible all year, on request only.
Price : CHF 160.- per guide (max. 20 people per guide).
Languages: English, French, German and Italian.

Individuals (registration necessary)
July and August: Every Saturday at 2 p.m.
Departure : Hôtel de Ville
Languages : French and German
Price : Adults CHF 10.- ; Seniors and students CHF 7.-
Free for accompanied children under 16

Good to know

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Guided tour on foot.

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

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