The project parties

The fruit of successful collaboration between France and Switzerland, this project is all about cross-border cooperation.


Two project leaders

- Pontarlier Town Council

- Association Pays de l’Absinthe. The organisation Pays de l’Absinthe is jointly managed by a Swiss President, Nicolas Giger and a French Vice-President, Philippe Chapon, who is also President of the Friends of Pontarlier Museum.


Four special partners:

- Friends of Pontarlier Museum

- Pontarlier Tourist Information Office

- Val-de-Travers Regional Association

- Neuchâtelois Tourist Organisation


One Franco-Swiss steering committee and three themed working groups (heritage, communication, events).


NUMEROUS FINANCIAL partners: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF / European Territorial Cooperation Programme INTERREG IV France-Switzerland 2007-2013), Swiss Confederation, Val-de-Travers, Loterie Romande, Canton of Neuchâtel, Franche-Comté Region, Département of Doubs, Larmont Federation of Councils, Friends of Pontarlier Museum.