RVT-Historique
       the touristic train of the country of the fairies and Absinthe

                       

 
   




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 Tourism

   
 

Le Val-de-Travers welcomes you ! It’s a land of contrasts and legends. A land where the Green Fairy still haunts local souls …

Le Val-de-Travers is part of Watch Valley where Swiss watches of fame are manufactured.

It’s located approximately halfway between Pontarlier, a picturesque French town on the other side of the border and lake Neuchâtel. It’s in the heartland of the Swiss Jura, surrounded with 5,300-ft-high montains.

The Valley offers a wealth of interests, secret gorges and unique beauty spots.

Nature lovers will enthuse on our mountainous and forested landscapes, leaping streams and amazing, unspoilts widerness.
 

   
 

Treat yourself to a walk across Fairy Land and to its subtle sounds, smells and nuances.

 

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Neuchâtel - Bôle - The railway line overlooks the vineyard-planted shores
   of Lake Neuchâtel with the snow-crowned Alps in the
   background.
Bôle - Noiraigue - This is the most breathtaking stretch of the line in the
   depth of the Areuse
Gorge with the leaping waters of
   the stream boiling furiously 800 ft below
 
 Champ-du-Moulin - A tiny station located in a recess of the Areuse-Gorge.
   Superb view on to the Creux-du-Van, a spectacular
   stone cirque. Visit the nearby Nature Centre
   
Noiraigue - Most footpaths and bicycle tours originate from the
   station.
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Tichodrome Via Ferrata nearby
 Travers - Banderette Museum.
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Ideal starting point for walkers and mountain bikers
La Presta (Travers) - Guided tour of former asphalt mines.
- Taste the local recipe of asphalt-baked gammon at the
   restaurant.
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Visit the industrial museum.
Couvet - Explore the fascinating “gardened” forests of l’Endroit
  and l’Envers !

- Sports grounds with indoor swimming pool nearby
Môtiers  Visit the historic village where romantic writer Jean-
  Jacques Rousseau sought shelter for a while.

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau Museum.

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Visit the local Mauler wine storehouses and taste their
  genuine sparkling wine.

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Môtiers is also renown for l’absinthe, the strong local
  spirit. You can visit the Musée de l’Absinthe, a distillery
  and walk as far as the absinthe drying facility at
  Boveresse.

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Water falls, caves and a castle are also worth visiting.
Fleurier - The ideal starting point for a walk up to “Le Chapeau de
   Napoleon” beauty spot. From there you’ll enjoy a
   panoramic view over the valley and a lovely meal at the
   local restaurant.

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From Fleurier horseback rides can be arranged. Horse-
  drawn carriages can be hired.
St-Sulpice -  Home of the local preserved VVT steam train.
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Areuse spings Museum and Areuse Mill.
 
 Buttes - Robella ski-lift facility

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Giant “Feeline” scenic railway with magic, exhilarating
  900 yards-rollercoaster dive
   
 
 

Etat : 28.01.2019

   

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