Le Locle town hall, Switzerlandhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Loclehdville.jpg
is a small city in Neuchâtel canton, on the northwestern part of Switzerland, near the border with France. Despite having a population of just 10,100 people (2011 estimate), Le Locle has city status, making it the third smallest city in Switzerland.
Le Locle is widely regarded as the birthplace of Swiss watch-making industry. Together with nearby La Chaux-de-Fonds
, Le Locle makes watches for some of the best known Swiss brands including Tissot, Ulysse Nardin and Zenith. Both cities are today recognized as a World Heritage Site for their watchmaking town planning heritage.
The history of watchmaking in Switzerland began when a young watch maker Daniel Jeanrichard settled in Le Locle and started a watch-making workshop. His apprentices later opened their own workshops in La Chaux-de-Fonds, helping both cities to pioneer the watch-making industry.
Château des Monts, location of the Clock Museum of Le Loclehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ch%C3%A2teau_des_Monts_1.JPG
Visiting Le Locle
Le Locle can be reached buses and trains from Neuchâtel. Within the city itself there are a number of bus routes. Refer to the city's official website, www.lelocle.ch.
Sights & Attractions in Le Locle
The Zenith watchmaking factory in Le Loclehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Le_Locle,_Zenith_1.JPG
- Musée d'Horlogerie
The clock museum of Le Locle is housed in an elegant 18th century mansion called Château des Monts. It has a large collection of timepieces from around the world.
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