Attractions and Events

Places of interest & events in Nyon and surrounding area

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Roman Museum, Nyon

The museum, installed in the foundations of the basilica, 1st century A.D., presents a great number of objects bearing witness to the life of inhabitants of the Colonia Iula Equestris.

April-Oktober: 10 am – 5 pm
November-March:  2 pm – 5 pm
Closed on Mondays, except bank holidays

Adults: CHF 8.– / Students : CHF 6.– / Children up to 16: free

Free entrance every first Sunday of the month.

Rue Maupertuis 9
1260 Nyon

Castle of Nyon and porcelain exhibition, Nyon

The Historic Museum (founded in 1860 and established in the Castle as from 1888) occupies the entire building, allowing visitors to explore the Castle itself and absorb its atmosphere and also turn their attention to particular objects in the collections.

April-Oktober: 10 am – 5 pm
November-March: 2 pm – 5 pm
Closed on Mondays, except bank holidays

Adults: CHF 8.– / Students : 6.– / Children up to 16: free.

Free entrance every first Sunday of the month.

Place du Château
1260 Nyon

Lake Geneva Museum, Nyon

Impressive aquaria, model boats, a fisherman’s cabin, works of painters and learned people from the Lake Geneva area and very varied temporary exhibitions : this is the only museum to present the whole of the natural and cultural heritage of Lake Geneva, one of the largest lakes in western Europe.

April-Oktober: 10 am – 5 pm
November-March: 2 pm – 5 pm
Closed on Mondays, except bank holidays

Adults: CHF 8.– / Students : 6.– / Children up to 16: free

Free entrance every first Sunday of the month.

Quai Louis-Bonnard 8
1260 Nyon

Zoo of la Garenne, Le Vaud

More than 20 kinds of daytime and nocturnal birds of prey live alongside numerous other birds. Mammals such as wolves, lynx and foxes will allow you to discover their universe. Reptiles are represented by 35 species including the cistude, the only tortoise native to Switzerland. Without forgetting, of course, amphibians and fish as well as invertebrates, from wood ants to the European scorpion.

Opened every day, all year long
November-March: 9.30 am – 5 pm
April-October: 9.30 am – 6 pm

Adults (until 25 years): CHF 15.– / Young adults (16 – 24 years): CHF 11.– / Children (6 – 15 years): CHF 7.– / Children under 6 years: Free.

Reduction for groups from 10 people

1261 Le Vaud
Tel. +41 (0)22 366 11 14


2000 years of history, more than 40 museums, widespread activities.

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum

United Nations Organisation- Building (visit the Headquarter of the European UN)
Entry: Adult : CHF 15.–/ Student : CHF 13.– / Children (6-18) CHF 10.–

CERN,  The European Organization for Nuclear Research

Free exhibition

Geneva tourist office

Tintin in Nyon

The Calculus affair was published by Hergé in 1956. One of the greatest comic strip cartoonists of the 20th century had chosen Switzerland, and in particular Nyon, to add spice to the plot of the disappearance of Professor Calculus. Moreover, this character is inspired by the scientist Auguste Piccard, grandfather of Bertrand Piccard,
himself a Tintin lover !

Nyon Région Tourisme
Avenue Viollier 8
1260 Nyon

Swiss National Museum of Prangins

The Château de Prangins is an ideal destination for visitors wishing to discover daily life in the 18th and 19th century. Various objects, written documents and multimedia stations present the cultural, political, economic and social aspects of Swiss history.

Tuesday – Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm

Adults: CHF 10.– (including special exhibition) / Students : CHF 8.– / Children (up to 16): free.

50 % reduction for all Nyon Hostel guests

Château de Prangins
1197 Prangins

Signal de Bougy

Signal de Bougy. Golfing lessons, minigolf, farm and wild animals, children’s play area and many other activities.

From the last Saturday of February until the first Sunday of November: open every day from 9 am to 10 pm.

Free access. Restaurant available

Fondation Pré Vert du Signal de Bougy
1172 Bougy-Villars

Swimming pool Colovray (outdoor pool)

Hugh outdoor pool (50 m)  le Colovray with access to the lake.

Mid May – mid September

Adult: CHF 7.– / Children & youth (until 25): CHF 3.– / Children up to 6 for free

Chemin de la Piscine 12
1260 Nyon

Swimming pool Cossy (indoor pool)

Indoor swimming pool Cossy

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am- 9pm
Wednesday and Friday from 7am – 9pm
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 9am- 6pm

Adult: CHF 7.– / Children & youth (until 25): CHF 3.– / Children up to 6 for free

Chemin du Précossy 4
1260 Nyon

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La Côte lémanique

The small towns and villages of La Côte, some hidden away in the vineyards and others on the shores of Lake Geneva are worth more than just one visit. You will find the typical Swiss scenery

Nyon Région Tourisme
Avenue Viollier 8
1260 Nyon

Boat trip to Yvoire (France)

This medieval town situated on a promontory on the French shores of Lake Geneva dates back to the 14th century and has preserved the most important heritage of the past as the castle and the town walls. Yvoire, a modest fishing village in the beginning of the 20th century, is now a classified village which has several times won the French national flowering contest and is a member of the association of the most beautiful villages of France.

Hourly boat trip from Nyon to Yvoire (20 min.)

Return ticket : 30 swiss francs, full fare /

House of Basketball, Mies

Discover the House of Basketball! The home of all basketball lovers around the world! Get ready to discover basketball in an exhibition where you will be taken on an exciting journey through the Story of Basketball – from its birthdate until today. The collection, the world famous athletes and the interactive area will make this an unforgettable experience for families, schools and basketball lovers.

Monday-Friday: 10 am -5 pm.

Free entrance. Groups and schools welcomed. Guided tours upon request

Route de Suisse 5
1295 Mies

St. Cergue

St.Cergue is situated at 1’041 m (3,415 ft). Easy to reach by train (appro. 45 min). St-Cergue offers a great view on the French Alps and is the departure points of many excursions.

Nyon-St.Cergue-La Cure mountain train offers trips every 30 min. There’s a train stop called Les Plantaz just 3 min walking distance from Nyon Hostel.

Return ticket (full fare): 18.40.– /

For more information about the Region of Nyon, please click here.

Pilgrims on Camino de Santiago

The Swiss Camino de Santiago leads from Lake Constance to Geneva. Bordered with churches, abbeys and chapels, it offers a unique hiking experience on a historical trail and through varied landscape.

All pilgrims on Camino de Santiago are welcome in our hostel. Nyon Hostel offers you a stay for great value for money. We are sure you will enjoy your stay in our hostel where you can prepare the upcoming hiking days.

Here you can find information about the Camino de Santiago in Nyon (information only available in French)

Events in Nyon

Find all events in the Nyon area on the online calender.

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