Fondation Horlogère
Fondation Horlogère

Circuit Horloger

A "watch-making circuit" in old town of Porrentruy was established in association with Jura Tourism and the Association of the Guides of Porrentruy. The circuit allows the visitors to get acquainted with the history of the perception and the time measure as well as with the watch-making history bruntrutaine, while discovering or by rediscovering the old town.

This circuit includes the visit of the sundials of the Botanical garden, the Meridian line of the cantonal High school, the Pendulum of Foucault, the Museum of the Hôtel-Dieu, the meridian line of the City hall, the Door of France and the Watch-making Foundation.

In the course of the indicators of time of the city, the visitor discovers the history of the time measure and the watch-making history of the region.

Besides, the Watch-making Foundation publishes an explanatory brochure resuming the various stages of the circuit, allowing everyone to pay the visit individually. This brochure is available at Jura Tourism, as well as on the Watch-making Foundation.

The guided tour of the watch-making circuit is to book with Jura Tourism:

Jura Tourisme
Rue du 23-Juin 20
2900 Porrentruy
T. +41 (0) 32 432 41 80
F. +41 (0) 32 432 41 81

It is also possible to organize an apéritif at the end of circuit (min. Pers 5). Two formulae are available:

Apéritif Tasting - 10.-CHF/Pers.

  • Dried sausage
  • Bacon
  • Cheese
  • Totché
  • Ajoulot's bread
  • White and red wine
  • Apple juice
  • Mineral water

Dining apéritif - 20.- CHF/Pers.

  • Dried sausage
  • Bacon
  • Cheese
  • Totché
  • Ajoulot's Bread 
  • Whiite and red wine
  • Apple juice
  • Mineral water
  • Sweet petits-fours
  • Coffee