The combined exhibitions at the Musée paysan et artisanale in La Chaux-de-Fonds and the Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches at Le Locle give an impression of the daily life and image of Europe of the inhabitants of the Neuchâtel region in the 17th and 18th centuries. What did they know about the political changes and other countries? The exhibitions are based on writings by five regional authors (Jaques Sandoz, Abram Ducommun, Daniel Sandoz, Abram Louis Sandoz, Abram Louis Sandoz and David Pétremand) between the end of the 17th century and the 18th century. Based on these texts, each exhibition develops different themes for diving into the past. It appears that the inhabitants had their eyes wide open and focused on Europe through reliable and efficient sources of information.