Exploring Nyon, Switzerland – Spring in Nyon in Photos 

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Nyon is a beautiful small town with 18.000 inhabitants located in Southern Switzerland near French border. When visiting Nyon this spring we fall in love with its romantic small town atmosphere with all the beautiful and colorful architecture, wine vines and cute details of the buildings.



Exploring Nyon, Switzerland – Spring in Nyon


The Weather




Above: We had really different days – one day it was snowy and foggy but the next one was full of sunshine


During our visit there was some snow around but mostly the temperature was nice and mild. I think photos would have been even more charming without that touch of snow but on the other hand they can offer you quite realistic idea of Nyon during the spring. Our visit took place on early March 2018.



South-East Nyon







Above: South-East Nyon / Downtown Nyon


I think the most beautiful part of Nyon is the area located in South-East from the railway station. There is a nice and charming downtown with some small boutiques, cafes and sights.




What comes to sights we mostly just wandered around and enjoyed the atmosphere – and suddenly found all the sights haha. Nyon is so small that you can easily explore all the sights within couple of hours. Anyhow, if you’re interested in sights and museums go explore:

  • Chateau de Nyon (Castle of Nyon)
  • Roman Collums and Roman Museum
  • Downtown Nyon





Above: Castle of Nyon and the views from there


The most beautiful place we spotted was just behind the Castle of Nyon, a beautiful spot from where you can see gorgeous views over the roofs of Nyon. I especially enjoyed seeing the mountains. Wherever you look in Switzerland if the sky is open you’ll see mountains with quite big odds really. For me that was something very special and beautiful though it’s just every day life for you probably if you’re from Switzerland.



Above: There was a roman area where there was statues, paintings, roman museum and other Roman Empire related things. My fiancée (195cm / 6.5ft) was surprised to find someone taller than him haha.



North-West Nyon




Above: North-West Nyon


What comes to the Nyon at the North-West side of the railway station it was beautiful in it’s own way. At that side there isn’t much sights or shops, it’s more the place where locals live. There was some interesting streets and beautiful views but if you have to choose either side of the city, go explore the South-East part of the city.



Above: Take comfy shoes with you if you’re going to walk around and explore! This photo is taken from the North-West after a rainy morning on March.


Have you ever visited Switzerland? Would you like to go? Would you stick in the bigger cities like Geneva and Zürich or do you like to explore the “countryside” as well?


  1. Nyon looks absolutely fantastic! Gosh I’d love to visit there.
    Ps. Noista katoista tulee mieleen Katto-Kassinen!


    1. Hahaha, niinpä tuleekin 😂 and thank you! If you ever go to Geneva / Southern Switzerland, this is a good spot to stay for night or two. 🙂


    1. Aww, thank you so much, Whitney! I’m happy you enjoy the posts and the mini vacation they can offer. ❤️


  2. I have not been to Switzerland but I am dying to do so. Oh my goodness. I so wish I could travel. There are just so many beautiful places to experience! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. Nyon has such a charming place.


    1. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed the photos! Switzerland is my favorite European country, you should definitely go explore it. So far all the cities I’ve visited have been very beautiful. 🙂


  3. WOW! Nyon looks like it has stepped right out of a fairytale book! I have always wanted to visit Switzerland & it is on my bucket list of places to visit once in this lifetime!


    1. I know! It was super beautiful and attracting small town, almost like from a fairytale. 🙂 I’m been in Switzerland for around a week in total and I’m going again next year. If I’d have enough time I’d take a car or rail pass and go explore different cities there – there so much different things from small towns to the Alps and bigger cities. 🙂


    1. Yes it was! And that travel bug is sometimes super bad. I hope you can explore some new places soon! 🙂


    1. Yes, this kind of European architecture sure is beautiful in an unique way. 🙂 And thank you for the comment!


    1. Thank you, Steven! I’ve fallen completely in love with Switzerland, it’s very beautiful and interesting country what comes to architecture and culture.


    1. Happy to hear you’d like to visit in Nyon! As a Finn I don’t find snow exciting after a long winter at home but yeah, it’s not too big issue.


  4. Visiting these small towns have a unique charm of their own. Nyon castle looks so beautiful, I have not visited Switzerland but soon plan to.


    1. Yes they do! I hope you can visit there soon, if you have time go explore around. My favorite cities so far are Zürich, Basel and Nyon. I wish I could also explore the capital city, Bern soon. 🙂


    1. Actually, I hadn’t heard about Nyon either until couple weeks before our trip to Switzerland. All hotels in Geneva were either full or super expensive so we started looking for optional places to stay in. And we found Nyon. We were originally only supposed to stay there without exploring around but fortunately we did explore there too. After all, I like this small town more than Geneva. Haha. 🙂 I hope you enjoy your stay in Switzerland!


  5. I haven’t been in Switzerland specifically in Nyon. I love the photos. It seems like a peaceful place to visit and live at. Thank you for the virtual tour. I hope I can go back to Europe for the third time this year.


    1. Switzerland is my favorite European country. It’s clean, beautiful and everything works. Also, if you want to rent a car traffic is similar than in Nordic countries, which is a lot easier than in most countries around Switzerland (like Spain and Italy). I hope you can visit there soon. Happy travels and thanks for the comment, Emman!


  6. Hi! I grew up in Prangins but went to the Collège de Nyon, and was looking for some photos of buildings from Nyon. I hope you don’t mind that I used one of your photos as inspiration:

    Thanks for making me smile with your photos!


    1. Beautiful drawing, Heather. And thank you for mentioning me in the post and let me know. Nyon is a beautiful city! 🙂


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