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Follow in the footsteps of the Fée Verte (green fairy): from Pontarlier to Val de Travers, discover the legendary story of this world famous plant...



Day 1:
- Visit to an Absinthe distillery in Pontarlier (duration: 1 hour).
Visit to one of the last artisanal distilleries, with its stills and ancient casks. You will discover many high quality products: aperitifs, liqueurs and brandies. Absinthe has been a source of great passion, debate and controversy over the years. Today, it is one of the Traditions of Comte. Visit followed by tasting.
- Lunch at your convenience.
- Guided tour of the Museum in Pontarlier (duration: 1:15 hour)
For more than a century, Pontarlier was the capital of absinthe, a divine drink for some, an abominable poison for others; the history of absinthe is part of the history of Pontarlier, the global economic capital of the Fée Verte, as told by the engravings, posters, objects, photos and reconstructions.
- Shopping with the Fée Verte in the heart of the capital of Haut-Doubs.
Many retailers will present their specialities: Absinthe chocolates, macaroons, sausages, Absinthes, drinks dispensers, spoons, books, and more.
- Dinner, night at a 3-star hôtel .

Day 2:
- Breakfast.
- Tour of the Swiss Asphalt Mines.
Enter into a fascinating world and discover the underground tunnels where, for almost 3 centuries, men extracted a rare and precious mineral from the mountain: asphalt.
- Lunch at your convenience..
- Visit to the Maison de l’Absinthe in Môtiers.
This museum devoted to Absinthe will immerse you in the legendary history of the Fée Verte and will transport you through time up to the recent developments in this noble product. Discover this brand-new Interpretation Centre which combines modernity and respect for traditions. A showcase for the manufacturers of Val de Travers, this site is fun and aims to promote the use of Absinthe in present-day Gastronomy (tasting, cookery classes, and more).



Price per person2 days/1 night
On basis of double roomFrom € 120
Additional nightFrom € 75



Accommodation in a 3-star hotel, based on a double room with half-board.
The entries and visits referred to in the programme.
Tourist tax.

Transport on site and from your home.
Cancellation insurance.
Administrative fees.

Additional night with half-board from €75/person.