The Foire de Chaindon was in its time the biggest horse market in Europe. Breeders came from far away to sell their beasts. Nowadays, the unique atmosphere of the fair resides with merchants and stallholders coming from all over. From seven in the morning, streets fill up and deals are been made. In the middle of the lanes, kids run around yelling “Gâteau au fromage tout chaud, tout bouillant” (Cheese cake, all warm, all hot). Rendezvous on the 1st Monday of the month in Reconvilier.
- From 1 Sep 2024 to 2 Sep 2024
- The event has been included in the Swiss Confederation's list of intangible heritage since 2017.
- Public transport is the easiest way to get to the Foire de Chaindon. You'll avoid traffic jams and get straight to the centre of the fair.
- By train: The village of Reconvilier is located on the Sonceboz-Sombeval - Moutier train line. The station is ideally located, right in the heart of the Fair. During the Chaindon Fair, Chemins de fer du Jura and CFF offer you two trains per hour during the day on the Tramelan-Tavannes and Moutier-Reconvilier-Sonceboz-Sombeval lines.