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Switzerland with a French Flair

Less than an hour from Switzerland's charming capital, Bern, the country's Francophone cantons in the Three Lakes region present a landscape of rolling vineyards and historic towns. Cari Gray of Gray & Co. has created an itinerary that combines biking, drinking, and dining in this unique part of western Switzerland.
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Market Place des Halles, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Neuchâtel 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...
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Château de Boudry, 2017 Boudry, Switzerland
In a castle dating from the thirteenth century, Neuchâtel's Museum of Wine covers 2,000 years of wine-making in the canton in both changing and permanent exhibitions. The setting amid vineyards will likely put you in the mood to sample some...
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St. Petersinsel, 3235 Erlach, Switzerland
Saint Peter's Island in Lake Biel isn't an island and hasn't been one for more than a hundred years. When the lake's water level fell in the nineteenth century, it became a peninsula, connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. Despite that, it...
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Lake Biel, Switzerland
Lake Biel (or Bienne, in French) sits on the border of Switzerland's German and French speaking regions. The city of the same name is the largest bilingual town in the country. One of the most popular ways to explore Lake Biel is by boat—a fleet...
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Bim Zytglogge 3, 3011 Bern, Switzerland
Switzerland has eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the Old Town of Bern was among the first to receive that recognition. You'll understand why when you stroll along the postcard-perfect Kramgasse, the main axis of the area. At the end of it...