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La Chaux-de-Fonds: Taste my Swiss Self-Guided Food Tour

1. La Chaux-de-Fonds: Taste my Swiss Self-Guided Food Tour

Your tour meeting point is La Chaux-de-Fonds' tourism office, at the bottom of the Espacité Tower. Here you will receive a map of your gastronomic tour and brochures to discover the city, as well as a small welcome gift. Then, you will be ready to go. 2 minutes away from the tourism office is the new indoor market "Hall'titude" which is held by various local producers including the Maison du Fromage Chez Sterchi, the best cheese refiner in the region. You will be able to enjoy a plate of various delicious cheeses with a glass of wine, with this stop suggested between 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM. On your way to the next stop, you can make a small detour via the Rue du Parc 9 bis-ter to admire the magnificent Art Nouveau stairwells of these two buildings as well as via the Parc de l'Ouest to see the Le Chevrolet inverted statue. Your second stop is the Union Restaurant situated in the theatre building, which holds one of the two theatres "à l'italienne" of Switzerland (guided visit on request at Neuchâtel Tourism). L'Union is a cozy restaurant with an industrial-chic atmosphere specialized in meat dishes. Here you will have the choice between the succulent Classic Cheese Burger or the day's special and a glass of wine, with a vegetarian dish available upon request (the restaurant is open between 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM). Before heading to the next stop, try to drop by the Watchmaking Town Planning Showroom (Rue Jaquet-Droz 23) where you can see a 15-minute movie about the city. Then, take a couple of hours to visit the famous International Watchmuseum, which holds more than 4000 timepieces. Last but not least, the astonishing Ancien Manège is also worth a visit. Your third stop is the charming "Marji's Sweetys" shop and tea-room, the place to go to for sweet tooth (this stop is suggested between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM). Here you will be able to pick up a yummy cupcake of your choice. Your last stop is located at the top of the Espacité Tower. At the Citérama Restaurant, you will enjoy a fine and delicious local-made coffee, whilst admiring the magnificent view over the city (this stop is suggested between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM).

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Eine sehr empfehlenswerte Tour: Ein lebendiger Beginn in der neuen Markthalle mit feinen Käsehäppchen, unfiltriertem Weisswein aus der Region und ebenso netter Bedienung. Und so geht es weiter. Einzig der miesepetrige Kellner zuoberst im Tour de l'Espacité, der keinen Capuccino herausrücken wollte, weil da nur ein Kaffeebon war, hat die Aussicht auf die eindrückliche Alpenstadt (zusammen mit dem neblig-nasskalten Wetter, für das aber niemand was dafür kann) etwas getrübt. Aber La Chaux-de-Fonds ist definitiv eine Reise wert.