Neuchâtel - Biel - Murten
Lakes Neuchâtel, Biel, and Murten are three jewels set at the foot of the Jura mountain range. The sun-drenched northern shore of each lake is a winegrowing area, and there are half a dozen cities definitely worth a visit.
Auvernier
The village of Auvernier merged in 2013 with Bôle and Colombier, giving birth to the municipality of Milvignes, now the largest wine growing area of the Canton of Neuchâtel, with 145 hectares of vineyards.
Avenches
Aventicum, the former Roman Empire capital of Switzerland, then named Helvetia... a must-visit! The ancient Roman amphitheater, nowadays, hosts famous opera and rock music festivals.
Biel / Bienne
The biggest bilingual town of Switzerland, headquarter of the Swatch Group and manufacturer of the Rolex watch movements, lies on the shore of Lake Biel, at the foot of the Jura mountain range.
Bonvillars
The winegrowers village of Bonvillars, on the shores of Lake of Neuchâtel, gives its name to one of the six AOC of Vaud. Less known than the ones of Lavaux, Chablais and La Côte, the wines of the area are nevertheless among the best of Vaud!
Cerlier / Erlach
Erlach (Cerlier, in French) is located on Lake Biel (lac de Bienne) at the end of the long tail of St Peters Island (Ile St-Pierre - St. Petersinsel). A very nice village surrounded by vineyards and an ideal starting point for a hike on the island.
Champagne
Champagne? Not the home of Dom Pérignon, but a small winegrowers village above Lake Neuchâtel... Located in the Bonvillars AOC vineyards, the local wine can't be named Champagne... but it's genuine Champagne wine anyway, mostly white Chasselas.
Concise
Between lakeshore and Mont-Aubert, Concise is the last village of Canton de Vaud, at the border of Canton de Neuchâtel. Its vineyards are part of the AOC Bonvillars and produce some of the best wines of the area.
Cressier
A nice winegrowers village, situated Entre-Deux-Lacs (Between Two Lakes), right between the Lakes of Neuchâtel and Biel/Bienne, under the forests of the Jura Mountains.
Douanne / Twann
A beautiful winegrowers village on Bielersee (Lake of Biel/Bienne), one of the three lakes at the foot of the Jura mountain range. Nice stopover to taste te wines!
Estavayer-le-Lac
A medieval town above the southern shore of Lake of Neuchâtel. A must-see for every old castles lover, but also for any aficionado of water sports. And you definitely have to pay a visit to the strange Frog Museum!
Grandson
Grandson lies 3 km north of Yverdon-les-Bains, on the west side of the Lake of Neuchâtel, at the foot of the Jura Mountains. You should visit its beautiful church as well as its castle, featuring a quite extraordinary museum.
Lac de Morat
One of the three lakes situated at the foot of the Jura mountain range, in the western part of Switzerland. On the southern shore lies the medieval town of Murten (Morat) and to the north you'll see the vineyards of Mount Vully.
Lac de Neuchâtel
The biggest of the three lakes at the foot of the Swiss Jura Mountains, with the towns of Yverdon and Grandson at the west, Neuchâtel on the northern shore, Estavayer and the Vully Mountain at the south.
Landeron (Le)
A little town at the Eastern end of Canton of Neuchâtel, on the shores of Bielersee (Lake of Biel/Bienne). South of the modern town, there is the old fortified city, which is really worth the visit!
Murten / Morat
One of the most beautiful medieval towns of Switzerland, on the shores of Murtensee (Lake of Morat), in front of the Mount Vully vineyards. A place you definitely have to visit!
Neuchâtel
A beautiful town on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel, at the foot of the Jura mountain range. Its ancient houses are built in a yellow stone and the old town is topped by a proud castle and a beautiful church.
Neuveville (La)
Points of interest of this historical city are the Schlossberg Castle, the city walls, the military defence towers, and the white church. Burgundian cannons captured by the Swiss after the Battle of Grandson in 1476 are today housed in the historical museum, which features one of the largest collections of medieval artillery in the world.
Vully
A long hill between the lakes of Neuchâtel and Morat, covered with wineyards on its southern slopes. Magnificent view from its summit on the three lakes, the Jura mountains and the Alps!
Yverdon-les-Bains
A little thermal town located in the north of Canton of Vaud, at the western end of Lake of Neuchâtel and at the foot of the Jura mountain range.
 
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