La Chaux-de-Fonds

At an altitude of 1,000 meters, La Chaux-de-Fonds floats like an island amid an ocean of meadows and forests. Registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009, this city is laid out like a chequerboard because its streets were planned around the watchmaking industry. Known as the Capital of Watchmaking, it is home to the International Watchmaking Museum. Art Nouveau is the keynote for many of its attractions: a magnificent Italian-style theatre, a broad avenue that never seems to end, a colossal fountain, and five museums. This is also where Le Corbusier was born, and visitors can still admire his early works here. And this city has plenty of other interesting sights to discover!