5 based on 100 reviews
This was a really cool experience. We took the kids (8 and 10) to this and they had an absolute blast. We had a hard time dragging them away.
There are several "routes" that you can take through the trees. Our younger one was only allowed on the easy route and had to be accompanied by a parent.
The second route is almost all zip-lining. You connect to a cable and fly along it to the next tree. I think that this was the most fun for the kids.
The whole thing was very well organised. They get you into the harnesses and run you through a training course to make sure you understand everything. They also have monitors watching out and making sure you are safe.
4.5 based on 150 reviews
Beautiful old town,quintessentially French that holds a superb market every Thursday and Sunday. Local fresh quality produce abounds and the sellers are helpful and jovial. Prices are very reasonable as it's where the locals shop too. Virtually no 'tatt' for sale. Take plenty of cash and bags, you'll need them!
4 based on 151 reviews
With one of us working in the olive industry we were very interested in seeing their museum, tasting many oils and buying some interesting products. The museum is ok and worth a 30 minute visit. Only four oils were available for tasting and they were only just ok so that was a disappointment. They produce oils here using less than sanitary methods so the oils tend to be fusty tasting.
They have a huge selection of local wines, oil, olive products, and other products from the area. We saw lots of people shopping for these things so it appears to be popular with the locals. If you want to try some local things, a good place to visit. If you're expecting world class olive oil, pass. Worth a short visit if in the area. Cheers.
4 based on 87 reviews
The Distillery Bleu Provence is a family business bought by Christine and Philippe Soguel in 1994. Wanting to support this industrial heritage of Nyons, and enter into modernity, the Company chooses innovation in order to continue the tradition of cultivation and distillation of lavender and aromatic plants in Drôme Provençale. An interpretative centre of 150m² devoted to lavender and aromatic plants, presents landscapes, the botany, the cultivation, the history and the distillation. Our guides will show you it thanks to two guided tours (1h00) and two workshops (2h00), certified Secrets de Terroirs – Drôme Provençale and Tistra.In 2011, a shop about essential oils and well-being opened and a herb bistrot.
We sought out this place because the Prospect of buying directly from the producer was intriguing. Wrong. It looks like many products are made elsewhere and the ones that are made there were just ok. We're sampled several different essences of lavender and were disappointed in the green stem aromas they had. Nothing floral like others we have purchased in France. So we will go elsewhere to find a better quality oil to take back home. Pass.
4 based on 48 reviews
A fantastic outdoor pool with stunning 360 degree views of the Mountains that surround Nyons.
Fair prices and suitable for kids of all ages. The size and subtle segregation of various areas means that smaller ones aren't diaturbed by older kids.
The one issue, which costs a star and nearly a second, is the strictly enforced rules about male swimmers needing to wear skin tight, lyrca shorts. Even slightly loose shorts will result in excommunication from the pool and being sent in the direction of small shop that ajoins the cafe where acceptable, in French municipal pools if not socially, clingy swimmers are available. Think of the start of Amelie...
4 based on 44 reviews
Conveniently located inside the Vignolis - Cooperative Agricole du Nyonsais, the museum offers a portrait of olive growing and olive oil production. Most of the information is in French, but basic French grammar can get you through. The artifacts are generally self-explanatory. Nice quiet museum attached to the olive and wine coop.
4.5 based on 14 reviews
Pick up a brochure and map of the walking tours at the TI. I went on the two in town and the one in the vineyards outside of town. All of them were somewhat difficult to follow but all had nice views and were interesting.
The sentir d'oliviers starts to the left of the big school. Don't head up the hill to the right of the school like the map suggests. Some of this walk is quite steep.
After that walk head into the old part of town where you can pretty much abandon the map and just walk everywhere you want to go.
For the vineyard walk I recommend extending it by going to Domaine de Rocheville and taking their walk first. It's more interesting than the Barjavel walk and they give you a big booklet describing their farm and the different fields (grapes, cherries, olives, etc). Halfway through the walk you'll see a picnic table (we brought sandwiches and ate there) and a sign for the Barjavel walk.
**Don't believe the sign about turning right at a cherry tree!** There is no cherry tree! Turn right at the next sign for the sentir (footpath) that you see when you head down the road.
The walk makes a big loop and brings you back to the picnic table where you can continue on the Domaine de Rocheville walk, ending up back at their store. Finish by having a wine tasting and buying some wine or, if you haven't bought too much already, olive products.
The grape harvest was going on when we did the walk in early October and most of the fields were loaded with grapes.
We tried going up to the final walk, across the river and up the hill, but there were too many people walking there for me to feel comfortable driving on the very narrow road. If I had more time I would have gone back to the TI and asked them for a better plan on how to do that walk.
3.5 based on 38 reviews
The Jardin des Arômes is a small charming garden of labeled native plantings that is part of the much lovelier park that runs along the River Eygues (pronounced "egg). While hardly worth a detour, it is worthwhile to see during the summer, late spring and early fall if you are already in Nyons and in the mood for a peaceful, easy stroll along the river. There are stone benches and places to sit within the Jardin, a Fountain, stone carvings and an old distilling machine for lavender that is now a decorative piece. All the plants are labeled with their Latin as well as popular names.
4.5 based on 9 reviews
The Office de Tourisme is just across the traffic circle from the main village square. It is easy to find and the staff is remarkably helpful. Nice collection of tee shirts and souvenirs on sale in early July! We stopped by several times during our two weeks in Nyons.
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