Champagne, a Swiss wine-growing village
The Post Office
“Champagne” a much-coveted name
The name of this charming village goes back to the 9th century. Today it is known for the debates it has caused. Since 1998, the wine-growers have been fighting against an agreement between Switzerland and the European Union, which forbids the village from using the name “Champagne” on its wines, because this name is reserved exclusively for the French region of the same name. All the villagers have joined this fight to obtain support from the federal authorities and to defend the long wine-growing tradition of their village. Their solidarity and investment for the defence of this cause are symbols of their strong attachment to their village.
The fine bakery Cornu SA has also received adverse attention from the Interprofessional Committee of Champagne wines, in relation to its products bearing its “From Champagne” logo. To put an end to this conflict, the Cornu family has had to make the decision to create the «Mon Village» logo instead.
The “Mon Village” factory
In Champagne, the “Mon Village” products are made in the oldest Cornu SA factory, located at the entrance to the village. Built in 1985 by Marc-André and Paul-Henri Cornu, with help from their father Paul-André, it can be recognized by its red bricks.
Products made in Champagne
Fontain, a small farming village
The Wash House
A long agricultural tradition
In the middle ages, the fertile land of Fontain depended on the feudal lords of Arguel, the counts of Chalon. This powerful family dominated Franche-Comté for several centuries. Under their authority, in the 16th century, growing of grains and vines, as well as raising sheep and other similar animals were already taking place in the village. Cheese quickly became one of the regional specialities. In the 19th century, two cheese-making companies opened in Fontain. One of them is still well-known today.
Factories for Flutes and Mini-flutes
Located outside the village of Fontain, the two factories of the company Cornu SA were built in 1991 and 2000. Surrounded by fields and forests, they were designed in such a way as to reduce the impact on the environment and to offer an ideal workspace for employees.
Products made in Fontain
Das dynamische mittelalterliche Städtchen Murten
A medieval old town
Built in 1170, the old town of Morat remains associated, historically, with the epic battle fought by the Swiss confederates against the attacks by Charles le Téméraire, in 1476. The only ancient walls in Switzerland that can still be climbed offer a clear view over the town, the lake and Mont Vully. Cafes under the old arcades offer up an invitation to come and relax. With its medieval architecture, Morat has also kept its fountains, large houses and a chateau.
Morat, an invitation to go for a stroll
There are endless possibilities when it comes to enjoying a walk in the Morat region, with something for every taste. Whether travelling by bike, on roller-skates, on foot or by boat, the visitor can go off to explore the lake, the vines and many other scenic treats.
The Pretzel factory
In 1939, Leopold Schöffler, a master-baker of Bâle, installed a factory making baked goods, along the shores of Lake Morat. In 1951, the first Pretzel was made there. Since these products have been so immensely successful, to the point of having become part of the heritage of this small town. Today, Cornu SA is extremely proud to count these authentic Pretzels among the products of the «Mon Village» brand.