Tuesday, November 07, 2006
A little bit about where we live.
-Bienne is the largest officially bilingual (Swiss German/French) city in Switzerland (population around 52,000)
-Bienne is the center of Switzerland's watch industry. Swatch, Rolex, Omega etc are all based here.
-The city is situated on a lake (Bielersee/Lac de Bienne), and at the foot of the Chasseral mountain range
-It is 30 minutes away from the capital Bern (where we lived for a few years) and is part of the same canton.
-The photo above is of the "Zentralplatz/Place de la Centrale" which is the heart of the downtown shopping district. The city also has a medieval old town (dating back to the 11th century), which is very charming indeed...photos to come!