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
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,
Treat yourself to a walk across Fairy Land and to
its subtle sounds, smells and nuances.
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Neuchâtel - Bôle
railway line overlooks the vineyard-planted
Lake Neuchâtel with the snow-crowned Alps in the
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
the historic village where romantic writer Jean-
Jacques Rousseau sought shelter for a while.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Museum.
Visit the local Mauler wine storehouses and
genuine sparkling wine.
Môtiers is also renown for l’absinthe, the
spirit. You can visit the Musée de l’Absinthe, a
and walk as far as the absinthe drying facility
Water falls, caves and a castle are also worth
The ideal starting point for a walk up to “Le
Napoleon” beauty spot. From there you’ll enjoy a
panoramic view over the valley.
From Fleurier horseback rides can be arranged.
drawn carriages can be hired.