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Location

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Welcome to Neuchâtel 

Neuchâtel is a town of 30,000 inhabitants, located on the shores of the largest Swiss inland lake at an altitude of 430 meters, between the Jura Mountains and the Alps. The temperatures in summer are mild, between 25° and 30°C, and between 5 and -5°C in winter. In September, the temperatures are between 9° and 19°C. Neuchâtel is one of the main towns in the French speaking region of Switzerland, also called Suisse Romande. This region represents 25% of Swiss population; the other national languages of the country are German, Italian and Romansh.

The city faces the Lake of Neuchâtel, offering a magnificent panorama of the Alps. Even with this stunning backdrop, the architecture of Neuchâtel is ravishing; amongst its most beautiful examples are the castle and the Collegiale, dating from the 12th century.

The region of Neuchâtel offers an astonishing variety of charming and authentic landscapes, with much of the region designated as a protected area. Neuchâtel is surrounded by forests. The local countryside and vineyards offer numerous walks.
 

Getting to the conference site (University of Neuchâtel)

The University of Neuchâtel faculty of Sciences is located at Rue Emil-Argand 11, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Link to google maps
 

 

Getting to Neuchâtel

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By car

Arriving by car to Neuchâtel is easy. The city is directly connected to the national highway network (at the border, you will have to purchase a highway sticker (40 CHF).


By plane

From Geneva airport
The easiest way to reach Neuchâtel from Geneva airport is by train (1hr 20min). The station is located directly in the airport and a train leaves for Neuchâtel every hour. For schedules, please check directly on the SBB/CFF website (SBB/CFF is the Swiss national train company).
SBB website: https://www.sbb.ch/en/

From Zurich airport
The easiest way to reach Neuchâtel from Zurich airport is by train (1hr 50min). The station is located directly in the airport and a train leaves for Neuchâtel every hour. For schedules, please check directly on the SBB/CFF website (SBB/CFF is the Swiss national train company). We advise you not to take the train via Bern.
SBB website: https://www.sbb.ch/en/

From Basel-Mulhouse airport
Basel-Mulhouse EuroAirport is not linked directly to the railway system, but there are connections by public transport (shuttle bus, line 50, duration of ride) to the Basel railway station. Train Basel-Neuchâtel (direct connection, 1hr 30min). For schedules, please check directly on the SBB/CFF website (SBB/CFF is the Swiss national train company).
SBB website: https://www.sbb.ch/en/

By train 

Neuchâtel is easily reachable by train from anywhere in Europe. For more information and detailed schedules, please check the SBB/CFF website. SBB website: https://www.sbb.ch/en/

Public transport in Neuchâtel 

With the Neuchâtel Tourist Card, you can use the public transport system of Neuchâtel (train, funicular and bus) for free. Visitors staying for a minimum of one night in a hotel, B&B or holiday apartment in the canton of Neuchâtel will receive this card from their host on arrival. It is valid from the time of check-in until midnight on the day of departure. 

 
 
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Accommodation

A limited number of hotel rooms have been pre-reserved for EAPR participants. All hotels are in the centre of Neuchâtel, a short distance by bus 107 from the university (conference venue).

To book a room in one of the hotels, please contact the hotel by e-mail or telephone.

In your e-mail, please indicate the word “EAPR” so that the pre-reserved room will be allocated to you! The price per night (single) ranges from CHF 130 to CHF 170, depending on the room situation. The hotel will state the price during your reservation process.

Please note that if you try to book a room on-line in one of these three hotels, you will probably get a “sold out” notice, as rooms are already pre-reserved for you! So please, contact the hotel by e-mail!


Hôtel Alpes et Lac ***  www.alpesetlac.ch
info@alpesetlac.ch 

Hôtel des Arts ***  www.hoteldesarts.ch
info@hoteldesarts.ch

Hôtel de l’Ecluse ***  www.hoteldelecluse.ch
info@hoteldelecluse.ch

There are, of course, other hotels and B&Bs in Neuchâtel. No pre-reservation has been made with other hotels but feel free to choose another one if you wish.
 

 
 

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Last modification 12.08.2019

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