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Culture

The town

The magnificent town square has three outstanding monuments. To the north, the Vaillant fountain, to the south that of St-Maurice (1574), and between the two, nestling among the trees, stands a yellow stone column mounted with a metal cross and two figures. The lime tree avenue that leads from one fountain to the other was installed under the reign of Maréchal Berthier and named Alexandre Court in his honour.

Nowadays, the terraces of the two restaurants invite visitors to relax and admire the handsome surrounding buildings that date from the 16th and 17th centuries.

The museum

Housed within the walls of the Town Hall (Hôtel-de-Ville), a magnificent building built between the 16th and 17th centuries, this little museum offers visitors who are history enthusiasts a glimpse into the past of the town and, in particular, displays some old furniture, gold and silver, arms, paintings and engravings, clocks and vineyard tools.

An audio-visual tour invites the visitor on a journey to the heart of Le Landeron of yesteryear and back to the present day.

The vineyards

The Le Landeron vineyard lies between two slopes of the Jura and is located at Entre-deux-Lacs. The very dry, chalky soil creates special conditions that are well suited to growing typical wines. A relatively dry climate and the favourable exposure to the sun lead to the production of wines with strong character. Le Landeron has the second largest vineyard in the canton.

The wine

White wine: naturally sparkling and fizzy. It is outstanding for its finesse. Specialities: unfiltered white wine, Pinot gris and Chardonnay.

Red wine: Pinot noir from Neuchâtel is characterised by a rich youthful structure; many consider it the best Swiss red wine.

Specialities: the white Perdrix is a new Neuchâtel designation. It is reserved for Pinot noir grapes that are vinified into white wine. The Œil-de-Perdrix, characterised by it transparent light red colour, is the main speciality of the Neuchâtel vineyard. It is elegant, aromatic and delicate.

The winegrowers

Taste the best regional wines! All of the winegrowers will be happy to welcome you to their cellars by appointment. Since 1999, wine enthusiasts have been able to enjoy the wide range of wines produced by the Entre-deux-Lacs winegrowers in wine cellars from Entre-deux-Lacs to Cressier-Neuchâtel (see below).

Chapelle de Combes

Built at the end of the 17th century, the Chapelle de Combes towers over the region. From its terrace, a panoramic view extends over the outline of the lakes and the vast plain of Entre-deux-Lacs.

This magnificent monument is open during the tourist season on many Saturdays between May and September from 2 pm to 5 pm depending on parish activities. It is also open for baptisms and weddings.

Traditional ceremonies take place there on Saint Anne’s Day (26th July at 8 pm), the Rogations (the Wednesday preceding the Ascension at 8 pm), and the ecumenical Easter Vigil (departure from Cressier with torches on Sunday morning at around 5.15 am).

Agenda and ongoing events

Events in the village

The events taking place in the village are listed under the village events presented on the website of the municipality of Le Landeron (http://www.landeron.ch)

The Association de la Vieille Ville du Landeron AVVL (Association of the Old Town of Le Landeron) also organises various events throughout the season.

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