What to do and see in Nyon District, Switzerland: The Best Places and Tips

December 22, 2017 Almeta Stockton

Nyon District in Switzerland, from Europe region, is best know for Specialty Museums. Discover best things to do in Nyon District with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Chateau de Nyon

place du Chateau 5 | Musée historique et des porcelaines, Nyon, Nyon District 1260, Switzerland +41 22 363 83 51
Excellent
48%
Good
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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48%
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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. Chateau de Prangins

Guiguer, avenue General 3 | Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Prangins, Nyon District 1197, Switzerland +41 58 469 38 90
Excellent
53%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 72 reviews

Chateau de Prangins

Reviewed By 2plus2gva - Geneva, Switzerland

The domestic displays in the sumptuous ground floor rooms of this château illustrate life there in the mid 18th century. The English audio guide for this part is excellent, and from time to time an actress playing the part of Baroness Mathilda Guiguer makes a short but captivating theatrical presentation in French, during which she addresses visitors as her staying guests.
Today the château is the Romandy branch of the Swiss National Museum, and the upper floors house a wide range of general historical exhibits illustrating many aspects of life in Switzerland at different periods of time. They include a very early coach, a reconstruction of a primary school classroom and a 1920s salon, scientific, medical and telegraphic instruments, toys, bicycles, office equipment and even a large ribbon-weaving machine in working order.
The car park is some distance away on the southeast side of the Route de Lausanne. To save your energy for the climb up to the château, drive right to the end of it before parking your car instead of entering the first zone of the park, which is further away.

4. Paleo Festival Nyon

Case Postale 1320, Nyon, Nyon District 1260, Switzerland +41 22 365 10 10
Excellent
73%
Good
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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 !

5. Roman Columns

Esplanade des Marronniers, Nyon, Nyon District, Switzerland
Excellent
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Good
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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%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
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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. Le Sentier des Toblerones

Bassins to Gland, Gland, Nyon District, Switzerland
Excellent
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Le Sentier des Toblerones

Reviewed By WBastiaan - Switzerland

It is nice to take the 'Toblerones' as your 'guide' for a walk. Starting in Gland, walking in the direction of Vich, and for a large part along side the river. One can continue walking upstream, through nature. The only issue might be that one has to walk back the same route.

8. Rolle Castle

Rolle, Nyon District, Switzerland +41 21 825 15 35
Excellent
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Rolle Castle

Reviewed By schmidtmg - Switzerland

Rolle Castle is situated right on the shore of Lake Geneva in the small town of Rolle. Its history goes back some 750 years, and today it houses a few municipal services, and is also used as an education center. Also is used for classical and medieaval music Performances and theater Performances.... worth a short visit.

9. Orchidarium

Route du Point-du-jour 12, Prangins, Nyon District 1197, Switzerland +41 22 362 82 62
Excellent
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Orchidarium

Reviewed By SIG53 - Nyon District, Switzerland

Any time of the year you visit this place you'll be overwhelmed by the beauty of the orchids. Big selection growing in natural environment and cared about by very professional, kind and helpful personel. Difficult to leave withhout bringing a flower with you !

10. Chateau de Coppet

3 chemin des Murs, Commugny, Nyon District 1296, Switzerland +41 22 776 10 28
Excellent
23%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 17 reviews

Chateau de Coppet

Reviewed By NZDAY - Melbourne, Australia

The Chateau de Coppet, in the pretty little village of Coppet, on the Lake of Geneva, was the family home of the great 18th century banker, Jacques Necker, minister of Louis 16th, who is sometimes credited with being the founder of modern national banking. He is immortalised in a lifesized sculpture in the entrance hall of the chateau, remarkably like the sculptures of the Emperor Augustus. Had his advice on French finances been acceptable to the French aristocracy, the French Revolution might have been avoided. Escaping the guillotine, he withdrew to the safety of this elegant chateau, where he fathered one of the greatest writers of the period, Madame de Stael. The chateau houses authentic furniture of the period as well as fine portraits of people who actually made contributions to European culture and learning, as distinct from many fine painters of the period, who immortalised mediocre,parasitical aristocrats. One of the descendants of the family seems to have been the great French physicist: de Broglie.

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