5 Sights in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

1. Villa Fallet

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Villa Fallet is a traditional chalet located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland designed and built by the eighteen-year-old Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (1887–1965), who later became better known as Le Corbusier. Jeanneret was teaching himself architecture by going to the library to read about architecture and philosophy, by visiting museums, by sketching buildings, and by constructing them. In 1905, he and two other students, under the supervision of their teacher, René Chapallaz, designed and built his first house, the Villa Fallet, for the engraver Louis Fallet, a friend of another of his teachers, Charles l'Eplattenier. The house is in the Style Sapin, the Swiss variant of Art Nouveau.

Wikipedia: Villa Fallet (EN)

2. Bois du Petit-Château

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Bois du Petit-Château Inma Abbet / CC BY-SA 3.0

Founded in 1890, the Parc zoologique du bois du petit château is an animal park in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Germany. Admission is free. In the park, mainly European animal species such as ibex, red deer, European mouflon, wild boar, otter, reindeer, raccoon dog or, until January 2022, the brown bear are shown. Founded in 1989 and incorporated into the park, the vivarium focuses on invertebrates, fish, amphibians and reptiles. There are over 400 animals in about 50 species and in the vivarium about 250 animals in 50 species.

Wikipedia: Parc zoologique du bois du petit château (DE)

3. Villa Turque

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Villa Schwob also Villa Turque is a house located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland designed by noted architect Le Corbusier. It was commissioned in 1912 by the watchmaker Anatole Schwob, and completed in 1916. In 1986, this early masterpiece of Le Corbusier has been acquired by the group Ebel for its 75th anniversary to serve both as a reminder of its core values and as an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the brand.

Wikipedia: Villa Schwob (EN)

4. La Maison Blanche

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The Villa Jeanneret-Perret is the first independent project by Swiss architect Le Corbusier. Built in 1912 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret's hometown, it was designed for his parents. Open to the public since 2005, the house is under the patronage of the Swiss National Commission for UNESCO and has been proposed by the Swiss Government for inscription on the World Heritage List.

Wikipedia: Villa Jeanneret-Perret (EN), Website, Url

5. Synagogue de La Chaux-de-Fonds

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The synagogue of La Chaux-de-Fonds is a synagogue located at 53 Rue du Parc in La Chaux-de-Fonds, canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. It was opened in 1896 and was listed among the Cultural Property of National Significance. It is also part of the La Chaux-de-Fonds 19th-century urban ensemble listed as a World Heritage Site.

Wikipedia: Synagogue of La Chaux-de-Fonds (EN)


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