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Denis Bilcec


Located between Lake Geneva, the La Côte AOC vineyard and the Jura hills, Nyon is famous for its festivals, its history and its business tourism.

Nyon - Town of history and festivals
Nyon is a charming town with a cosy atmosphere. The town is surrounded by Lake Geneva, the vineyard La Côte AOC and the Jura mountain. Festive events are part of the way of life in Nyon : during 6 days in July, 230'000 visitors crowd at the Paléo Music Festival. Others get together for "Les Hivernales", or the film festival "Visions du Réel", "Caribana" music festival, Rive Jazzy or the "Far" (living arts festival).

The castle of Prangins and the National Swiss Museum, the castle of Coppet, the castle in Nyon and its Historical and Porcelain Museum witness a patrician history. The Roman Museum explains the story of Noviodonum, the ancient name of Nyon that was founded by Julius Caesar.
At the Lake Leman Museum you will discover a link to the comic strips hero named Tintin, who investigates the traces of Professor Calculus in the city of Nyon. The story of "Auguste Piccard", famous Swiss scientist and adventurer who inspired Calculus, is also part of the exhibition.

The city meets the countryside and mountains thanks to the Nyon-St-Cergue-La Cure red train, which brings you to the heart of nature and beautiful hikes.


Museums Pass

Discover the 8 castles and museums in the region for the singular price of CHF 15.-

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The 3 museums
of Nyon

Dive into a world of art, history and culture with our CHF 15 Museums Pass and explore the region's 8 iconic museums!


Some key events in Nyon

Rive Jazzy 2023
Nyon|From 4 July To 11 August 2024

Festival Rive Jazzy 2024

far° - Festival des Arts Vivants
Nyon|From 8 July To 18 August 2024

far° fabrique des arts vivants

Explore theatre, dance and other forms of artistic expression at the far° in August.

Les Hivernales Institutionnel
Nyon|From 20 To 23 February 2025

Les Hivernales Festival

Come and enjoy the good atmosphere of the Hivernales Festival in Nyon.

Visions du Réel
Nyon|From 4 To 13 April 2025

Visions du Réel, International Film Festival

Visions du Réel has been presenting daring and unique works, imbued with past, present or future realities in the heart of Nyon.

Caribana 3
Crans|From 5 To 8 June 2024

Caribana Festival

Caribana Festival offers a diverse musical program over 4 days in Crans-près-Céligny near Nyon on the shores of Lake Geneva

Paléo 2018
Nyon|From 23 To 28 July 2024

Paleo Festival

All styles of music and the most famous international artists are present every summer at Asse during the Paléo Festival.