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

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

From US$ 56.81 per person

Get to know La Chaux-de-Fonds from a local's perspective with a self-guided gastronomic tour enjoying typical snacks of the region. As you explore this amazing city, discover off-the-beaten-track restaurants and cafés, and an awesome local indoor market.

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  • Discover La Chaux-de-Fonds through the eyes of a local on a self-guided gastronomic tour
  • Enjoy a drink and/or snack at 4 authentic places included in the tour price
  • Take your time to discover the city in between stops
  • Explore independently within the opening hours (noted on the voucher)
Full description

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).

  • Food and drinks indicated in the description
  • Live tour guide
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Tourisme neuchâtelois is the local tourist board. This is the first step of the tour, where you will get precise information on the itinerary, a map and further information on the city.

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Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that this is a self-guided tour
  • The confirmation voucher includes directions, opening hours and contact information
  • Please check the opening hours of all the food stops before you go on the tour
  • A vegetarian option is possible on request
  • The tour is usually available all year long, from Tuesday to Friday (during major events or on public holidays, it is possible that the tour cannot be booked)
  • If you stay in a hotel, holiday apartment or campsite in the Neuchâtel Canton, you will receive the Neuchâtel Tourist Card, allowing you to travel on public transport and to visit most museums for free
  • The third stop is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible
  • This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
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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.

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April 2, 2022

La Chaux-de-Fonds ist es wert, entdeckt zu werden!

May 15, 2022


Gute Tour und eine schöne Erfahrung! Tolles Erlebnis.

January 27, 2022


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