The horn academy takes place in the Music Conservatory of La Chaux-de-Fonds (38'000 inhabitants), the world birthplace of watchmaking industry.

Easily accessible (from Neuchâtel, 15 minutes by road or 30 minutes by rail), La Chaux-de-Fonds is also the native city of the architect Le Corbusier, the automobile pioneer Chevrolet and the writer Blaise Cendrars.

It offers a rich and varied cultural life, including the International Watchmaking Museum whose 4,000 exhibits retrace the complete history of man's measurement of time.

Added to this is the beautiful natural setting of La Chaux-de-Fonds and the mountains, a haven for biking enthusiasts, hikers and cross-country buffs.

5 good reasons to visit La Chaux-de-Fonds:

  • World birthplace of watchmaking industry
  • Unique architectural urban area representative of the 19th century and the New Art.
  • Haven for mountain bikers, hikers, and cross-country ski enthusiasts
  • Native city of the three "Cs" : Le Corbusier, Chevrolet and Cendrars
  • Rich and varied cultural life



With the support of: Loterie Romande Canton de Neuchâtel