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Cycling in the surroundings

Arc jurassien
Arc jurassien
Stage 1, Ste-Croix–Le Locle
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Arc jurassien
Stage 2, Le Locle–Tramelan
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Biking in the surroundings

Neuchâtel Bike
Jura Bike
La Sibérie Bike
Le Doubs Bike
Le Locle
The subterranean mills of Le Col-des-Roches

The subterranean mills of Le Col-des-Roches

An industrial heritage unique in all of Europe: a factory in a cave. In the 17th century, the millers of Le Locle hewed out the cave at the Col-des-Roches in order to be able to utilize the energy of the subterranean waterfall. They installed five water wheels which powered the mills, the threshing machines, and the sawmills.
The tour takes the visitors inside the mountain to these fabulous subterranean mills. A mythical descent to a depth of 23 meters below ground. This exceptional trip into the rock cave reveals the water mills with their factory, in operation between the 17th and the 19th century, bearing witness to the inventive genius of the local inhabitants at that time. They had to overcome numerous obstacles in order to be able to construct a factory below ground and utilize the natural resources for their sustentation.

A visit of the museum on the topics of energy, mills, grain, and the local history rounds off the tour.

The temperature inside the cave is 7°C. Wear warm clothing and sturdy shoes.
An industrial heritage unique in all of Europe: a factory in a cave. In the 17th century, the millers of Le Locle hewed out the cave at the Col-des-Roches in order to be able to utilize the energy of the subterranean waterfall. They installed five water wheels which powered the mills, the threshing machines, and the sawmills.
The tour takes the visitors inside the mountain to these fabulous subterranean mills. A mythical descent to a depth of 23 meters below ground. This exceptional trip into the rock cave reveals the water mills with their factory, in operation between the 17th and the 19th century, bearing witness to the inventive genius of the local inhabitants at that time. They had to overcome numerous obstacles in order to be able to construct a factory below ground and utilize the natural resources for their sustentation.

A visit of the museum on the topics of energy, mills, grain, and the local history rounds off the tour.

The temperature inside the cave is 7°C. Wear warm clothing and sturdy shoes.

The subterranean mills of Le Col-des-Roches

Adresse

Tourisme Neuchâtelois
Hôtel des Postes
2000 Neuchâtel
Tel. +41 (0)32 889 68 90
info@ne.ch
www.neuchateltourisme.ch

Services

Places

Le Locle
Le Locle
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Accommodation

Guesthouse Le Locle
Guesthouse Le Locle
Le Locle
Maison DuBois - Chambres d’hôtes
Maison DuBois - Chambres d’hôtes
Le Locle
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Cycling in the surroundings

Arc jurassien
Arc jurassien
Stage 1, Ste-Croix–Le Locle
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Arc jurassien
Arc jurassien
Stage 2, Le Locle–Tramelan
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Biking in the surroundings

Neuchâtel Bike
Jura Bike
La Sibérie Bike
Le Doubs Bike