Mar 8, 2019 - 2:05 AM
in reply to Micalj
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I haven't made a post to MySwissAlps for so long that I had to reset my password. But I wanted to contribute a few comments:
<< I see my Swiss castle map has 4 castles on Bielersee - Château de Neuchâtel, Château de Boudry, Château de Grandson, and Château de Chenaux, and haven't been to any of those places.>> The four châteaux you mention are all on Lake Neuchâtel (Lac de Neuchâtel), in Neuchâtel, Boudry, Grandson, and Estavayer-le-Lac. The first two are in the canton de Neuchâtel, Grandson is in the canton de Vaud, and Estavayer-le-Lac is in the canton de Fribourg. If you look at the attached map, you can see the scattered cantonal boundaries around the lake. If you start in the city of Neuchâtel and walk around the lake in a clockwise direction, you are in Neuchâtel, then Berne, back to a tiny sliver of Neuchâtel, then an enclave of Vaud, then Fribourg, and then back to Vaud, and all the way back to Neuchâtel.
You can google all four of the chateaux, and I must admit that after looking at the Chenaux one, I will take a trip around the lake to see it. Of the other three, I prefer the one in Grandson, mainly because of its architecture and its very extensive museum. When you look at these places online, be sure to note the days they are open and their opening hours. I notice that the Grandson one is in French and English, not the case with the ones in Boudry and Estavayer-le-Lac. I do not believe the one in Neuchâtel has a dedicated website but you can find some information on the Jura Trois Lacs Drei-Seen-Land website.
By the way, if you do have the time, do visit the old walled city of Morat (Murten) on the lake of the same name.