Cultural Heritage

The Grande Fontaine

La Grande Fontaine
La Grande Fontaine . © M. Buhler-Rasom
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    • La Chaux-de-Fonds


This monumental fountain decorated with turtles is the landmark of La Chaux-de-Fonds.

The Grande Fontaine, the first decorative monument in La Chaux-de-Fonds, was built in 1888 to commemorate the arrival of water from the springs of the Areuse. A feat of engineering celebrated by this fountain with a Parisian touch.

The Grande Fontaine
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