UNESCO World Heritage

Pile-dwelling sites

Sites palafittes
Sites palafittes. © Béat Arnold

    Prehistoric pile-dwelling sites featured on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

    These prehistoric remains of lake villages are a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site. Because they are submerged in the waters of the lake, they are largely invisible – but you can still discover the secrets they hold at the Laténium museum in Hauterive, or with the help of a mobile app.

    Good to know

    Good to know
      • In principle, these sites are invisible because they are either under water or buried under thick layers of sediment
      • 22 sites in the Three-Lakes Region have been inscribed on the World Heritage List

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    Laténium
    Laténium
    Sites palafittes
    Sites palafittes. © Béat Arnold
    Sites palafittes
    Sites palafittes. © Béat Arnold
    Sites palafittes
    Sites palafittes. © Béat Arnold
    Sites palafittes
    Sites palafittes. © Béat Arnold

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