Your holiday location La Chaux-de-Fonds
lies at 1,000 metres above sea level in the northern part of Neuenburg in Jura and what is known as the ‘Land of Three Lakes’ (Drei-Seen-Land or Pays des Trois-Lacs). For more than 100 years, this city was the world capital of the watchmaking industry. Even today, this legacy is apparent – the International Museum of Watches is located here, for example.
The chessboard-like city layout originates in the early 19th century, after a devastating fire nearly destroyed the entire city.
The architect Le Corbusier is probably the most famous resident of La Chaux-de-Fonds. The ‘Maison Blanche’ he built for his parents in 1912 is an architectural landmark of national significance. Today, the doors of the building are open to visitors, making it a popular sightseeing spot in La Chaux-de-Fonds.