La Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchâtel is the capital of the district of La Chaux-de-Fonds. Located at an altitude of 1000 m in the Jura Mountains, La Chaux –de-Fonds is the highest town in Europe.
It is the third largest city in the French speaking part of Switzerland. Known worldwide as the watch making town of Switzerland, La Chaux-de-Fonds is listed as a place of Universal significance by UNESCO.
The city is famous for its unique museum devoted to watches - Musée International d’Horlogerie. The city of La Chaux –de-Fonds is also the birth place of three great personalities - Le Corbusier- the famous architect, Louis Chevrolet, founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company and the poet and novelist - Blaise Cendrars.
La Chaux-de-Fonds is also home for many cultural and sports events. A great destination for cross country skiers in winters and a paradise for hikers and bikers in summers.
How to get there:
By car: From Neuchâtel on the motorway or from Les Franches-Montagnes via Saignelegier - Le Noirmont - Les Bois, or from France via Les Brenets - Le Locle.
By train: train connections are available from Neuchâtel or Glovelier (JU) via Saignelegier.