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The nearby university town of Neuchâtel (or Neuenburg in German) is known for its architecture, visible in its two landmarks: the castle and the Gothic-style collegiate church, built in the Middle Ages. If you’re following the Réseau Art Nouveau Network, three spots are of particular importance when it comes to Art Nouveau style: the entrance to the Museum of Art and History, designed by Clement Heaton and Léo-Paul Robert; the grand hall of the Hirsch Pavilion (the Cantonal observatory), created by the students of the Charles L’Eplattenier-directed La Chaux-de-Fonds School of Art; and the Brasserie Le Cardinal, an 18th century building at the foot of the castle that was once the brewery of the Cardinal of Freiburg.

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