Town gates, picturesque houses and romantic, narrow alleys provide the typical image of Estavayer, the „city of roses“. Its outstanding features are Chenaux Castle and the Collegiate Church of St Laurent (the 14th century) with its gothic choir stalls. Estavayer-le-Lac has the best equipped water sport centre in Switzerland. One of the highlights of the year is the Estivale Open Air, the music festival held on the banks of Lake at the end of July and beginning of August.
The university town of Neuchâtel is situated on the northern shore of the lake and is about two hours’ sail away. The mediaeval town centre, Neuchâtel Castle and the 12th century collegiate church are only a few minutes’ walk from the marina and are what gives Neuchâtel its special charm. You can have a pleasant stroll along the long beach promenade.