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Le Locle

"- First of all, we`re shown a fresco depicting the Ronde des Heures.
- It’s like this town is built on an upside-down forest.
- I heard the fascinating story of a brand of precision watches that won more than 1,500 awards!
- We went past factories where thousands of men and women worked and, apparently, before making watches, even the men made lace in this region!
- We learned that, for nearly 300 years, clock-makers have been inventing all sorts of extra features for watches, such as calculation functions and alarms, making them ever more precise and ever smaller – and more beautiful too!" 

Prestigious names in the watchmaking industry have given Le Locle a prominent place on the world stage. Together with its neighbour, La Chaux-de-Fonds, the town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009 because of the way watchmaking has shaped its urban development. Must see: the Town Hall and the Watchmaking Museum at Château des Monts. 

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City map Le Locle | PDF, 645 kB
Le Locle on Foot | PDF, 8.00 MB
Le Locle – Watchmaking and Urban Development | PDF, 2.55 MB

Tourisme neuchâtelois - Montagnes
Espacité 1
2302 La Chaux-de-Fonds
T. +41 (0)32 889 68 95

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