Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps

1 day at the Prehistoric Pile Dwellings: Lake breeze

Immerse yourself in the World Heritage: a one-day programme awaits you to spend with family or friends in the world of the prehistoric pile dwellings!

Programme suggestion to discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps" in one day.


10:00 to 12:00 Lake Route

If you walk from Saint-Blaise (NE) or Neuchâtel (20 - 40 minutes) alongside the borders of lake Neuchâtel, you will reach the Laténium museum and archaeological park by the lake path! When you arrive at Laténium, you can admire the archaeological park: Pile dwellings, Roman ships, paintings from the Stone Age and much more! For families, there are games and a playground.


12:00 to 14:00 Short break with a panoramic view

The Café des Laténiums is open simultaneously with the museum. It offers a pleasant place with a great lake view to have a coffee or share a meal.


14:00 to 16:00 Five Hundred - Centuries of History

Borrow an audio guide at the entrance to the museum and go on a voyage of discovery of the pile dwellers, the folk who settled the shores of Lake Neuchâtel in prehistoric times.


17:00 A night on the water - like the pile dwellers

Spend a night on the water, in the beautiful surroundings of the Hotel Palafitte, just a few steps away from the Laténium. Experience what it must have been like to live as a pile dweller!


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