Date and Time of Visit: September 18, 2017, approximately 4:00 p.m.
It was on September 18, 2017 that we visited every single one of the beautiful villages concentrated around Lake Neuchâtel in northwestern Switzerland. We visited a total of eight villages that day, including our final stop in Gruyère, which is the 13th in this series, Meudon, located not along Lake Neuchâtel but a bit south of it, right between Lake Geneva and Lake Neuchâtel in western Switzerland. It was not so far from either Lake Neuchâtel or Lake Leman, but the road was more winding than I expected. Still, it was not a particularly steep road.
The village is divided into two main sections. The first is downtown and the second is upper town. Historically, the Upper Town seems to have developed first, as it was built as a fortress around the 12th century. It seems to have been under the rule of the Savoie family. The previous two villages, « La Neuveville » and « Le Landron », were more related to the parishes of Bern and Basel, so Meudon is a bit French in atmosphere and taste.
There were several parking lots on the downtown side and also at the foot (or is it back?) of the Upper Town. I parked in the large parking lot at the foot of the upper town that caught my eye first. It was free.
First of all, I walked around the upper town, but to be honest, it was like a normal residential area. There is a big historical house, but it has been recovered many times, so I didn’t feel the atmosphere of medieval romance. The hill was very hard.
I’m sorry to say that the downtown side also left me with the impression of a normal town. There are some shops, but many of them are for daily life, and I don’t think there are many tourist attractions.
There were churches and other religious facilities, but nothing worth mentioning.
Still, the view of the upper town from the downtown side was beautiful.
Generally speaking, it was the most beautiful village in average Switzerland.