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
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.
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.
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?