10 Things to Do in Nyon That You Shouldn't Miss

July 26, 2017 Roger Rusk

Nyon [njɔ̃] is a municipality in the district of Nyon in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It is located some 25 kilometers north east of Geneva's city centre, and since the 1970s it has become part of the Geneva metropolitan area. It lies on the shores of Lake Geneva and is the seat of the district of Nyon. The town has (as of December 2016) a population of 20,272. It is connected to the rest of Switzerland by way of the Route Suisse, the A1 Motorway and the railways of the Arc Lémanique.
Restaurants in Nyon

1. Chateau de Nyon

place du Chateau 5 | Musée historique et des porcelaines, Nyon, Nyon District 1260, Switzerland +41 22 363 83 51
Excellent
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42%
Satisfactory
9%
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4.5 based on 104 reviews

Chateau de Nyon

Reviewed By siddle45 - Cardiff, United Kingdom

A fantastic museum - rooms were well laid out and conveyed a lot of information about the history of the castle without being overwhelming. The prison floor was particularly fascinating. The views over the lake were fantastic. A bargain visit as well - for 8CHF, you can get a ticket that gives entry to this, the Roman Museum and the Lake Museum. I would put this at the top of the itinerary for any visit to Nyon.

2. Musee du Leman

quai Louis-Bonnard 8, Nyon, Nyon District 1260, Switzerland +41 22 361 09 49
Excellent
42%
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4.5 based on 68 reviews

Musee du Leman

Reviewed By Tom H - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Want sure what to expect at this museum and was pleasantly surprised with a wide variety of great displays and pieces of history. There are several doors that include some fish tanks, old boats, historical boating objects, classic postcards, etc. This was well worth the time and the walk down the hill. For an eight Euro ticket (adult), you get admission here, and at the chateau and Roman Museum.

3. Paleo Festival Nyon

Case Postale 1320, Nyon, Nyon District 1260, Switzerland +41 22 365 10 10
Excellent
73%
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Paleo Festival Nyon

A dreamlike space is set in the meadow with colourful tents, stalls and bars. Paleo has become Switzerland’s largest open-air festival with it’s roots in the 1970s and folk as the main focus. Nowadays it has to offer different kinds of international music performers, more than 250 Concerts and shows, art installations and ferry-wheels. It’s been famous for being sold out long before it starts so book in advance.

Reviewed By Crystal1942 - Geneva, Switzerland

The Paleo Festival is very popular every year at the same time ! They are very well organised we live very near the Festival so we get "Laisser passer" to get through to our house.Most of the tickets are sold out long before the Festival but they always keep tickets to sell the same day ! The Bands are world famous and everything is handled very professionally ! It is nice to go and walk around and eat something !

4. Chocolaterie Alexandre

rue du College 12, Nyon, Nyon District 1260, Switzerland +41 22 565 23 12
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5 based on 34 reviews

Chocolaterie Alexandre

Reviewed By restaurant71 - Nyon, Switzerland

There are days when the little boutique in Nyon is as cramped with connoisseurs wanting to buy Alexander Paul's amazing pure cocoa butter creations as is the case at the other great chocolate shop in Bougy-Villars. And it’s understandable, because Alexander's talents closely match those of the very best. You won't be disappointed, although it must be said; fabulous chocolate has its price.

5. Roman Columns

Esplanade des Marronniers, Nyon, Nyon District, Switzerland
Excellent
37%
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48%
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4 based on 62 reviews

Roman Columns

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Reviewed By 14hannon - Sonoma, California

The ancient Roman columns are situated in a park with Lake views all the way to Geneva. Awe inspiring and timeless.

6. Musee Romain

Rue Maupertuis 9, Nyon, Nyon District 1260, Switzerland +41 22 316 42 80
Excellent
54%
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Musee Romain

Reviewed By PerpetualVisitor - Nyon, Switzerland

Nyon was a Roman town formed by Caesar in around 50 BC. Almost every building site in the old town uncovers Roman artifacts which are then stored in the Musee Romain. Although the museum is underground (because it is at the level of the original town) even the children find it interesting. It is not a "must do" but worth the effort if you are exploring things to do. Nyon has many charming lanes and walkways so it is well worth exploring some of these which can be found around the museum.

7. La Jetee Bar Lounge

rue de Rive 3, Nyon, Nyon District 1260, Switzerland
Excellent
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

La Jetee Bar Lounge

Reviewed By avinash s - Nyon, Switzerland

The bar isa in Nyon, very relaxing and well located. One can go and get a drink inside or in the open area.

8. The Fishermen's Pub

rue de Rive 37, Nyon, Nyon District 1260, Switzerland +41 22 362 84 10
Excellent
45%
Good
33%
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22%
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4 based on 9 reviews

The Fishermen's Pub

Reviewed By Couchsurfer07 - Geneva, Switzerland

if you are missing your bulmers head to the fish. fancy a night out where everyone speaks english, head to the fish. But be prepared to pay around 18chfs for a spirit and coke. ( its always loud in the evenings)

9. RuVedique

rue de la Colombiere 11, Nyon, Nyon District 1260, Switzerland +41 22 362 20 23
Excellent
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

RuVedique

Reviewed By Alex N

Beautiful selection of Indian sourced products including textiles, art, accessories home furnishings. A treasure trove sort of place . One can spend a good deal of time looking at the beautifully sourced Indian artistic pieces, wall hangings whilst sipping an indian chai

10. Nyon Region Tourisme

avenue Viollier 8, Nyon, Nyon District 1260, Switzerland +41 22 365 66 00
Excellent
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4 based on 5 reviews

Nyon Region Tourisme

Reviewed By 642familytraveler - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Offers great advice on many activities throughout the region - hiking, skiing, festivals - whatever your interest.

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