La Chaux-de-Fonds

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La Chaux-de-Fonds is a Swiss city of the district of La Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchâtel.wikipedia
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La Chaux-de-Fonds District

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La Chaux-de-Fonds is a Swiss city of the district of La Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchâtel.
The district capital was the town of La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Blaise Cendrars

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The famous architect Le Corbusier, the writer Blaise Cendrars and the car maker Louis Chevrolet were born there.
He was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, rue de la Paix 27, into a bourgeois francophone family, to a Swiss father and a Scottish mother.

Le Corbusier

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The famous architect Le Corbusier, the writer Blaise Cendrars and the car maker Louis Chevrolet were born there.
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret was born on 6 October 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, a small city in the French-speaking Neuchâtel canton in north-western Switzerland, in the Jura mountains, 5 km across the border from France.

Louis Chevrolet

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The famous architect Le Corbusier, the writer Blaise Cendrars and the car maker Louis Chevrolet were born there.
The second child of French-Swiss parents Joseph-Félicien and Marie-Anne Angéline (née Mahon), Louis-Joseph Chevrolet was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton of Neuchâtel, a center of watchmaking in northwestern Switzerland.

Louis Léopold Robert

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The central avenue is named the Avenue Léopold Robert.
He was born at La Chaux-de-Fonds (Neuchâtel) in Switzerland, but left his native place with the engraver Jean Girardet at the age of sixteen for Paris.

Canton of Neuchâtel

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La Chaux-de-Fonds is a Swiss city of the district of La Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchâtel.
Both valleys lie at about 700 m. The highest region of the canton, however, is the Neuchâtelois Mountains at 900 m to 1065 m. This region is made up of a long valley home to La Chaux-de-Fonds, Le Locle and La Brévine.

Villa Schwob

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Houses: Villa Anatole Schwob on Rue du Doubs 167, Villa Fallet on Chemin de Pouillerel 1, Villa Gallet on Rue David-Pierre-Bourquin 55, Villa Jaquemet on Chemin de Pouillerel 8, Villa Stotzer on Chemin de Pouillerel 6 and Maison Blanche at Chemin de Pouillerel 12
Villa Schwob also Villa Turque is a house located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland designed by noted architect Le Corbusier.

Villa Fallet

Houses: Villa Anatole Schwob on Rue du Doubs 167, Villa Fallet on Chemin de Pouillerel 1, Villa Gallet on Rue David-Pierre-Bourquin 55, Villa Jaquemet on Chemin de Pouillerel 8, Villa Stotzer on Chemin de Pouillerel 6 and Maison Blanche at Chemin de Pouillerel 12
Villa Fallet is a traditional chalet located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland designed and built by the eighteen-year old Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (1887-1965) who later became better known as Le Corbusier, Jeanneret was teaching himself architecture by going to the library to read about architecture and philosophy, by visiting museums, by sketching buildings, and by constructing them.

La Chaux-de-Fonds railway station

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The city is served by La Chaux-de-Fonds railway station, Les Eplatures Airport, and the La Chaux-de-Fonds trolleybus system.
La Chaux-de-Fonds railway station (Gare de La Chaux-de-Fonds) serves the municipality of La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Gallet & Co.

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La Chaux-de-Fonds is the home of the Musée International d'Horlogerie (International Museum of Watch Making), originally constructed with funds donated by the Gallet watchmaking family in 1899.
The Gallet & Cie (Gallet & Company) name was officially registered by Julien Gallet (1806–1849) in 1826, who moved the family business from Geneva to La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

Trolleybuses in La Chaux-de-Fonds

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The city is served by La Chaux-de-Fonds railway station, Les Eplatures Airport, and the La Chaux-de-Fonds trolleybus system.
The La Chaux-de-Fonds trolleybus system (Réseau trolleybus de La Chaux-de-Fonds) forms part of the public transport network in La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Jura Mountains

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It is located in the Jura mountains at an altitude of 1000 m, a few kilometers south of the French border.
The area has several cities at very high altitudes, such as La Chaux-de-Fonds, Le Locle, and Sainte-Croix (renowned for its musical boxes); however, it generally has had a marked decline in population since 1960.

Fritz Courvoisier

Courvoisier was born at La Chaux-de-Fonds into a family of watchmakers and clockmakers; he worked in the trade of his family with his father and brothers before creating his own enterprise in 1832.

Watch Valley

It is the most important centre of the watch making industry in the area known as the Watch Valley.
Both Le Locle and its geographical twin town La Chaux-de-Fonds have now been recognised as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, for their horological and related cultural past.

Swiss League

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La Chaux-de-fonds is considered as a hockeytown in Switzerland and is home to HC La Chaux-de-Fonds, a professional ice hockey team that competes in the Swiss League (SL), the second highest league in Switzerland.

Elise, Countess of Edla

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Elise Friedericke Hensler was born on 22 May 1836 at La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the Neuchâtel canton of Switzerland.

FC La Chaux-de-Fonds

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La Chaux-de-Fonds also has an amateur football team, FC La Chaux-de-Fonds.
FC La Chaux-de-Fonds is a Swiss football club based in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Heinrich Franz Brandt

Brandt was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the Canton of Neuchâtel.

Jules Jacot-Guillarmod

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He was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1868 and died in the Gulf of Aden in 1925.

Paul Charles Dubois

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Paul Charles Dubois (28 November 1848 – 4 November 1918) was a Swiss neuropathologist who was a native of La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Louis Kollros

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Louis Kollros (7 May 1878, La Chaux-de-Fonds – 19 June 1959, Zurich) was a Swiss mathematician.

Aimé Humbert

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Aimé Humbert-Droz (29 June 1819, La Chaux-de-Fonds – 19 September 1900) was a Swiss politician, traveler and educator.

Les Eplatures Airport

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The city is served by La Chaux-de-Fonds railway station, Les Eplatures Airport, and the La Chaux-de-Fonds trolleybus system.
Les Eplatures Airport is a small international airport near La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

Theophil Spoerri

Theophil Spoerri (10 June 1890, in La Chaux-de-Fonds – 24 December 1974, in Caux), was a Swiss writer and academic.

Arthur Chevrolet

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Born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchatel, Switzerland, Arthur was the middle brother of Louis Chevrolet (1878–1941), founder of the Chevrolet car company; and Gaston Chevrolet (1892–1920).