Lac des Taillères

"People will tell you “it’s cold up there”, that you have to be brave to swim in such cold water, that a glacial wind whips the faces of the people skating across the lake when it’s frozen. But, there’s a special, almost mysterious atmosphere there: in the summer, the light seems purer, noises are muffled, the sky seems bluer; it’s like the Altiplano at the Lac des Taillères. In winter, the atmosphere becomes magical: put on some of the skates provided, zigzag over the frozen lake, lift your face to the majestic pines, and then enjoy a hot crêpe from the chalet... What a delight to be able to revisit our childhood like this."

Carole, 37 years old

Info
Approx 1.9 km long and 100 m wide.
You can walk round it on foot.
In Winter, when the lake is frozen, it’s a skaters’ paradise.

Access
3 km to west of village of La Brévine.
Accessible by car, on foot, by bike or on cross-country ski.

Good to know
Lovely spot for picnics on the south-west bank of the lake, accessible by little paths along the lake.

Tourisme neuch. - Montagnes
Espacité 1
2302 La Chaux-de-Fonds
T. +41 (0)32 889 68 95