Couvet

Couvet

At the heart of a green valley

Ideally situated at the middle of the Val de Travers, Couvet is the site of the main tourist and sports infrastructures, with several hotels and places to stay. The Sports Centre has an indoor-swimming-pool, a Wellness centre and sports grounds.

The machine industry has always had a place in this village and this has marked its history and development. It was also here that absinth was first produced and there are many distilleries ready to welcome you for tasting.

To the east don’t miss the famous Asphalt Mines of La Presta and its industrial museum which attract numerous visitors who go deep into the earth, following on the footsteps of the miners of yore.

To the north and the south, on the slopes of the valley, explanatory walks will explain the techniques of forest cultivation, invented here and applied since the end of the 19th century.

 

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