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La Chaux-de-Fonds

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La Chaux-de-Fonds is a Swiss city of the district of La Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchâtel. It is located in the Jura mountains at an altitude of 1000 m, a few kilometres south of the French border. After Geneva and Lausanne, it is the third largest city located completely in the Romandie, the French-speaking part of the country, with a population of.The city was founded in 1656. Its growth and prosperity is mainly bound up with the watch making industry. It is the most important centre of the watch making industry in the area known as the Watch Valley. Completely destroyed by a fire in 1794 La Chaux-de-Fonds was rebuilt following a grid street plan, which was and is still original among Swiss cities. Karl Marx said about the very special urban design of the city that it was a "city-factory". The famous architect Le Corbusier, the writer Blaise Cendrars and the car maker Louis Chevrolet were born there. La Chaux-de-Fonds is a renowned centre of Art nouveau.In 2009, La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle, its sister city, have jointly been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status for their exceptional universal value.
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Specialty Museum
International Museum of Watches
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Zoo
Zoo du Bois du Petit-Chateau
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Espace de l'Urbanisme Horloger
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Musee des Beaux-Arts
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from La Chaux-de-Fonds

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Zoo
Papiliorama Kerzers
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Water Body
Lac de Neuchatel Neuchatel
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Forest
Creux du Van Gorgier
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Cave
Grottes de Vallorbe Vallorbe
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in La Chaux-de-Fonds

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Children’s Museum
Musee d'histoire
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Architectural Building
La Maison Blanche - Le Corbusier
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Musee d'Histoire Naturelle
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in La Chaux-de-Fonds

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Specialty Museum
Musee Paysan et Artisanal
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Quartier General, Centre d'Art Contemporain
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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History Museum
Musee des Civilisations de l’Islam
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min