Guestbook  Villa Moncalme

While searching for a month stay in Switzerland for my October vacation, I have found on the Internet the « Villa Moncalme » and their owners extremely honest and helpful from the first phone calls. I have been impressed of their genuine kindness and help all the duration of my stay.

The room and the studio were very well equiped and had all the comfort of a home outside home.

As a very pleasant surprise, I have found Travers, a place of pure nature and fresh air with beautiful mountain landscapes and friendly people.

With Edmée, I have learned more about the village and it’s churches. We have been  to a concert together as she invited me, shared impressions on books and classical music.
Also, I have been able to learn how to create floral decorations with Edmée’s help as we prepared them for the kermesse that was held on Oct 25.

Jean-Paul has assisted me with all was needed for my stay and comfort. Also, he prepared all my travel reservations as I travelled on to France and Romania.

All the pictures and beautiful memories are  kept  and I hope to return soon to this beautiful place and the kind friends I have made !

Flavia S. – Toronto – Canada – October 2008
We were so delighted to find  la Villa Moncalme in Travers. The location is very tranquil with stunning views from the villa, fantastic setting. Edmée and Jean-Paul have been wonderful hosts to our family.

Our first visit back to Switzerland with the children, Emily 9 Yrs, James 7 Yrs and William 4 Yrs., since we lived here in Neuchâtel an Engollon in the Val-de-Ruz, ten years ago for a couple of years.

This has been a perfect location to visit all our old haunts and show the children the beautiful places in Switzerland.
We visited Engollon and walked around the village and Val-de-Ruz. We have spent a few days at the lake in Neuchâtel and exploring the town, drove up to the Chaumont for a picnic and climbed the viewing tower.

The children love the beach at Cortaillod which is next to Colombier, great for swimming and great views across Neuchâtel Lake to the mountains.

Walked round the Creux-du-Van which is quite spectacular, drove up from Couvet to the Soliat.
Drove to the Saut du Doubs which is a must, on the border of France, a boat ride down the river and a short walk to the waterfall the gorge is quite amazing.

Spent time “lazing” at the villa Moncalme. The garden is lovely and the children are very happy playing in the sand pit and with the many toys they have here.

Emily and Edmée made a special bond straight away, as Emily is learning to play the flute and Edmée as been helping Emily with lessons as she plays the guitar.
Edmée also has shown interest in learning English and helped me with pronouncing my French.  They are wonderful hosts.


Visited Grindelwald a perfect day, the real post card Switzerland everyone imagines. Many other places which we will be taking the children to in the next few days : Murten, Gruyères which is an amazing hilltop village a must for any tourist !

We will be driving to Lausanne and along is beautiful lakeside, Vevey, Montreux and to visit
Château de Chillon Castel on the lakeside very fairytale like.

We are lucky also in Val-de-Travers to have a open air swimming pool, although the kids love the lakeside swimming ! We  will also visit the asphalt mine here in Travers before the end of our time here.

We love Switzerland and our children are now also falling in love with this pretty country. We will be back again soon.

Steven L. – Hindhead – Surrey – U.K. – August 2008

Dear Jean-Paul,

It was a great pleasure to stay in Villa Moncalme when we were visiting Switzerland.

These days we are looking at the pictures and they are fantastic, very beautiful landscapes, and green all around us (very difficult to find in the south east of Spain, where we live).
Let me tell you that we are very happy to have met you and we will recommed your house to have a nice stay in Switzerland.

We won´t forget our beautiful holidays...

Good luck and Nice to meet you.

Beatriz & Encarna & Paco L. - Murcia - Spain - August 2006


What a great find !

We found this apartment via the Internet and was pleasantly surprised to find something in Travers.
We have family in the area and we were able to use this apartment as a central hub.
But even better was what we found when we got here. Not only was the apartment bright and clear, but the host family was very welcoming and provided us with loads of advice on interesting things to see and do in the area.
We no longer need to look for accommodations for our next visit to Switzerland. We’ll be contacting
Mr. Beuret for sure !
Thank you for everything.

Danie B. – Ottawa – Canada – March 2005


We are again on our daily life but we will remember Villa Moncalme for ever. We had a very nice time there. Of course, we will strongly recommend Villa Moncalme to our friends.

Aleida, David and Mauricio O. – London UK  - January 2005

Villa Moncalme proved to be the place for a perfect family holiday.

The accommodation and location are excellent, but even more importantly, one couldn’t wish for better hosts than Mr and Mrs Beuret.

The holiday has been ideal for our 2 children (aged 3 and 7 years) – the villa is packed with toys to suit all ages (Josh and I especially enjoyed the table football, and little Alice loved all
the smurfs – or “Schtroumpfs” as they’re called in Switzerland).
  Outside there are swings and a slide and lots of the amusements for the little ones.

The best way to see the Val-de-Travers and its beautiful countryside is by bike.
We rented bikes for several days and followed the quiet and safe cycle routes.
One day we cycled to the open air pod near Couvet, an excellent place for trials
Our biggest tour was to Boudry which took us through a spectacular gorge free from traffic.

Most nights we ate at the nearby restaurant de l’Ours, which I can recommend.

Apart from the countryside and cycle tours it is a must to visit the asphalt mines. This is a guided trip, partly by touch light deep into the old mine workings just outside Travers.

The guide speaks French and German, so unless your language skills are good (or like us you find some kind person to translate for you) it will be hard to understand some of the technical details.

This is just a snapshot of our stay here. We have had the most fantastic time.

The children are not too keen on going back home to Scotland, and I  would have to agree with them.

Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Beuret for an unforgettable holiday.

Family Clift B. & Lesley D. - Scone –  Perth - Scotland  UK - July 2004

I had the opportunity to stay at the Villa Moncalme in Travers for 4 days during a business trip. I was extremely pleased with the accommodation, the host family and the beautiful landscape.

The room was clean and cosy and very well set up with a kitchen and large bathroom, all for an excellent rate.

I especially benefited from the private phone line that allowed me to access E-mail and the Internet with my laptop computer and make business phone calls.

The location of this B&B is also ideal : minutes only walking distance to an excellent bakery, train station and shops, yet at the outskirt of the town right beside hiking and biking trails.

I enjoyed walking and biking after a full day of work. The landscape is picturesque and rental bikes were inexpensive and helped to explore the valley.

I can highly recommend this B&B as a great getaway, as a base for the business traveller or for hiking, biking enthusiasts looking for a good starting point.

Families would likely love it here too, as there is a bigger apartment for rent as well. 

Well done Family Beuret ! You have a great place !

Martin R. – Whitehorse – Yukon – Canada  - April 2004

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