"This guided tour of Tavannes is called a surprise because you will discover a rich and very interesting architectural, industrial and urban heritage as you walk through it; you will learn that Tavannes is definitely one of the oldest inhabited places in the region, and that its name is apparently derived from the Celtic word "tavan" which means a tree-trunk. I really enjoyed seeing and following the Roman road which used to be the only way to get to Biel."
Tavannes‘ architecture of the late 19th/beginning of the 20th century was strongly affected by the "Heimatstil" as well as the Art Nouveau style promoted by the art college of La Chaux de Fonds. The large number of buildings constructed between 1900 and 1930 changed the structure and appearance of the town in a radical way.
Good to know
- The brochure "On foot" describes a walking tour of about 1 hour to discover this small town. It is available from the tourism offices.
- A guided tour is also available, see the chapter "City tours".
DownloadOn foot Bellelay - Moutier - Tavannes - Tramelan | PDF, 2.33 MB
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