The region

La Chaux-de-Fonds has the external appearance of an American town on a grid plan while its surprisingly long central avenue makes you think of the Champs-Elysées.

The watchmaking industry is evident everywhere and fits in harmoniously with the rest of the urban fabric. This perfect symbiosis is unique in the entire world, granting La Chaux-de-Fonds the prestigious accolade of a city on the UNESCO world heritage list.

Balance is a feature of this town situated in the countryside which has chosen reasoned development, maintaining the green belt of the pine forests and prairies which surround it.

The third largest town in French-speaking Switzerland – at 1000 metres altitude – offers both inhabitants and visitors a wide choice of sporting and cultural activities. La Chaux-de-Fonds, where Le Corbusier and Louis Chevrolet were born, maintains and nurtures this heritage by putting all its creative energy into its watchmaking industry.