Neuchatel Info Point: City Map, Tourist Guides… (I&V)
City map is our "necessary equipment". Anyway – this is not really a shopping tip since all the maps and guides are free. They are available at Tourisme neuchatelois – Neuchatel Tourist Office, in Hotel des Postes – Post Office Edifice, huge building by the Neuchatel Port.
What to buy: Brochure "Neuchatel a pied - zu fuss - on foot" is one of the best guides of such type we have ever seen.
- Budget Travel
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Historical Travel
Wodey-Suchard: Hand-Made Chocolate (I&V)
Confectionery Wodey-Suchard is considered to be one of three top places for handmade chocolate in Neuchatel. We are not sure about connection of this confectionery with Philippe Suchard, but the fact is that he was the most famous Neuchatel chocolate manufacturer and inventor of the first efficient sugar-cocoa powder mixing machine.
Open Hours: Mon. from 11 am to 6:30 pm, from Tue-Fri: 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, Sa: from 6:30 am to 5 pm.
What to buy: Wodey-Suchard confectionery, is at the same time little tea room, cafe and salad-bar. We have tasted Cafe Wodey with two different pieces of Wodey-Suchard produced praline – they were delicious!
- Food and Dining
Flower and Food Market: Market Day in Neuchatel
Farmers Markets are always fun, colourful, and full of yummy items. Going with the lady of the house, we learned the dos and donts of shopping in Neuchatel markets. In Canada, I was always of the belief that for the most part the shopper could handle the produce to select what they wanted... but I was informed to NOT touch but just indicate what was wanted, or preferably, ask the vendor for the amount wanted and they would select and bag your items.
A wise shopper has a net or fabric shopping bag to carry his or her items, and best yet, a helper or two to share the load.
What to buy: At the market were flowers, fruit, vegetables, and nearby is a butcher shop, and bakery. How to decide ... how to know what you want of all that fresh produce. YUMMM!
What to pay: $ to $$ depending upon your needs