The Personalities

Types who enjoy life's simple pleasures, serenity and magic.


Breakfast on a private terrace in your own personal lake house, before embarking on an adventure in Neuchâtel.

Best Visiting Months

Throughout the year, depending on your preference for cycling or skiing.



Why stay

Palafitte is built on piles on the lake of Neuchâtel with breathtaking views of the Alps. Choose between the Lake or Shore Pavillions. Each room has a private terrace, with direct access to the lake, as well as a jacuzzi. 

Why wander

This is an outdoorsman's paradise! There is an array of activities from golf, mountain biking and hiking in the summer to skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Highlights include Creux du Van, a breathtaking cirque created from water and ice erosion and Saut-du-Doubs, a beautiful mineral and aquatic area to explore on foot or by boat. Check out www.neuchateltourisme.ch for a full list of activities.

Indulge in

A tour of local specialties that changes with the seasons, proposed by the chef.

Getting There

A train from the Zurich or Geneva Airport is a little over an hour long. Enjoy free use of public transportation in the city of Neuchâtel.

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