The Champ-Pittet Centre
The Champ-Pittet Centre in the Grande Cariçaie presents an interactive exhibition on the forest, the marsh and the three gardens, a natural laboratory and various art exhibitions. The Grande Cariçaie is a large nature reserve on the southeast shore of Lake Neuchâtel. The shoreline of the lake originated from the first water correction in the Jura at the end of the 19th century and is made up of peat and swamp areas, forests and shallow water zones. A quarter of Switzerland’s animal and plant species live here, including many rare and endangered species. The Grande Cariçaie is the most extensive contiguous marshland in Switzerland and includes eight nature reserves. These reserves are known under the name Grande Cariçaie. Three gardens also show a wealth of plants and environmentally friendly horticultural methods. (Further information: www.pronatura-champ-pittet.ch).