Place des Halles
Market Place des Halles, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Photo courtesy of swiss-image.ch/Christof Sonderegger
To MarketNeuchâtel is perhaps most famous as one of the centers of Switzerland's watch making industry, but it is also a must-visit destination for culinary travelers. The town's Place des Halles hosts a farmers' market on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from April till the end of October. Here you'll find not only seasonal produce but also some of the region's best cheeses, sausages, and chocolates. After you're done shopping, you may want to stop for a glass of absinthe, another regional specialty.
One of travel advisor Cari Gray of Gray & Co.'s favorite places to sample the region's cuisine is Brasserie Le Cardinal, just a few minutes' walk from the market. She can recommend other options for travelers on her Switzerland with a French Flair itinerary. Check out it and other itineraries in Switzerland on AFAR Journeys.