An ideal day to expand your cultural knowledge!
Departure to the Musée du Martinet de Corcelles. A former grain mill transformed into a taillanderie (forge) in 1791, the Martinet de Corcelles museum conceals more than 300 tools. This forge workshop has witnessed the manufacture of axes, shears, gentian fangs, lombards, picks and axes intended for farmers, lumberjacks and craftsmen of the region.
End of the morning in Moutier. The Museum of the automatic lathe retraces through more than 50 lathes, the history of the famous lathe, from 1872 to nowadays. This mansion belonged to Nicolas Junker, founder of the automatic lathe industry in Moutier.
When it's time to eat, go to the Bois-Raiguel farmhouse on the heights of Cortébert, which offers various specialties such as ham on the bone with röstis or the Assiette Chasseral. Here, we have a lot to offer... Whether it's the production of Gruyère d'alpage AOP, the distillation of gentian or the management of guest rooms, this farm is a place of life and authenticity.
Direction Saint-Imier to finish the day. The Expo Electro is bathed in the atmosphere of a former electrical factory listed as a historical monument. It features nearly 500 objects, including an 1896 dynamo made by Swiss artist René Thury, in whose honor the first room is named. A second room offers more than 150 items paying tribute to the genius Nikola Tesla, the father of alternating current.
Good to know
- Even in summer, it can be cold in the forge of the Musée du Martinet, take a sweater with you.
- Musée du Martinet and Musée du Tour Automatique: openings and guided tours on request in French or German
- With the JURA-PASS, enjoy a 20% discount on 1 adult admission to the Automatic Lathe Museum
- The visit of the EXPO ELECTRO is only possible with a guide and on reservation at least one week in advance.
- This offer is an idea of activity, it is not possible to reserve it