Upcoming events

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Upcoming and past Events

4 February: Bilingual reading with Urs Mannhart, from his book "Lentille. From the life of a cow." Details here (Fr/Ge)

28 January: Hydroponics Workshop – Do It Yourself, how to start your indoor garden today. Details here (Fr/En/Ge)

24 - 27 January 2023: Special Watchmaking-Week

Le Locle and its history are embedded in the theme of watchmaking and time. The Guesthouse is interested in facilitating and promoting behind-the-scenes access.
The Discovery Week is an opportunity to gain privileged access to the mysterious world of mechanics, artists, craftsmen and designers.
Friends, acquaintances and business partners from the region are invited to share their specific knowledge of the industry with us and our guests.

Details see here (in German and French)

13 - 15 January 2023 : Dreaming with and without substances, for details see flyer (de/fr)

9 - 11 December 2022: Anarchism in the Jura

On Friday evening there will be a public screening of the film "Unrue" by Cyril Schäublin followed by a discussion with the director. On the weekend, we will continue the exchange on anarchism and "free" work then and now, including visits to some "anarchist sites" in Le Locle (in German and French).

2 - 4 December 2022: Zen Days, with visit to the monastery

More information to follow shortly.

25 - 27 November 2022: Growing & Flowing - in and around Le Locle

A weekend dedicated the importance of water and the ability to grow food at home with a minimum of water, in Le Locle.

We will investigate the importance of water, its presence and absence in the region, discover its beauty in the current exhibition of Edward Burtynsky at the nearby museum MBAL.ch, and most of all learn about hydroponic gardening, a farming technique to grow food in your home that safes up to 90% of water otherwise used in traditional agriculture with Antonio Scarponi and his system ELIOOO.  

From Saturday or already Friday evening, for those who can arrive early, to Sunday we will follow the flow and, depending on the weather visit the MBAL museum, Underground Mills, Lake des Brenets and the impressive Rocks at Roches des Morons.

With dinner together on Saturday and guided exploration of the fascinating history between agriculture, design and industry of Le Locle and La Chaux-de-Fonds, cost Fr. 250.-, without accommodation. Registration to sophie.mauch@praesent.studio

Newsletter September 2022

Vorfreude auf die Kultursaison in Le Locle (in German only)

13 - 15 May

praesent - studio für kultur I kommunikation I sprache

invites art lovers as well as curious and adventurous souls to the event


see details

April - November 2022

Exhibition on OSKAR TSCHIRKY in the Museum of the Underground Mills in Le Locle

see details

Construction of a City Bypass 2021 - 2028

In Col des Roches, the western end of Le Locle, the construction works for the tunnel bypassing the town have started last year.

See details in French language only

Why not plan your own workshop to be held in the Guesthouse?

Organizers meet special conditions during winter time. Get in contact with us here.

Past workshops 

5. - 7. November "Uhren und Jugendstil"-jüdisches Leben in Le Locle und La Chaux-de-Fonds

  • Philosophy week on the subject of „time“
  • Geological excursion and conference on the evolution of the Jura chalk mountains by geologist Urs Eichenberger from ISSKA
  • Workshop to restore old wooden furniture by the renown carpenter specialist Urs Lareida
  • Workshop on upholstering by Pablo, a professional upholsterer
  • Workshop repairing old lamps and making new from old lamps by Xavier
  • Excursion on the alp pastures to find eatable plants, flowers and herbs (guided tour)


and more

Generous and individual

The Guesthouse has big rooms averaging 35m2 and two apartments (85m2/160m2). The exceptional residential qualities allow you to feel well during short and long stays.

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