Lady Joséphine de Beauharnais was married to Napoleon Bonaparte in 1804 and was crowned empress in the same year. In 1810, Joséphine traveled to Switzerland using the alias «Comtesse d’Arenberg», where she also visited the St. Peter’s Island. Her party of 35 people was received in style. They had a sumptuous breakfast in the Rousseau hall and spent the afternoon dancing, laughing and eating. Early that day a great number of people from the villages had gathered in the surroundings. 210 moored boats were counted, and several thousand spectators. Many of them might have thought that the empress would pay for everything, that’s the only way the exorbitant sum of the bill can be explained.
Para los amantes de los hoteles históricos
Antiguo monasterio cluniacense que combina la discreción del monasterio con un estilo moderno. Premiado en 2010 por "presentar de manera animada 1000 años de historia cultural y arquitectónicas de Europa". La combinación del edificio con el paisaje natural intacto y una gastronomía excelente convierten a cada estadía en un auténtico placer. Antiguo santuario de Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Certificado por ICOMOS
El hotel histórico del año 2010
The hotel is just 50 metres from the lakeshore and the ferry port. Erlach, the nearest village on the lakeshore, is 15 km from Murten and Neuchâtel, and 24 km from Biel. Please note that the hotel is located on a traffic-free island. It can be reached by ferry from Biel and other places around the lake, as well as by the hotel¿s private boat (available on request). Guests arriving by car can park next to the ferry port in Erlach, the nearest village (at a cost).