Musée Romain de Nyon

Lake Geneva & Vaud

In the foundations of what was a 1st-century basilica, the multimedia display of the Musée Romain lends insight into Nyon’s Roman beginnings as Colonia Iulia Equestris.

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Nearby Lake Geneva & Vaud attractions

1. Château de Nyon

0.04 MILES

Nyon’s castle was started in the 12th century, modified 400 years later and now houses the town’s historical museum and a rare collection of fine…

2. Musée du Léman

0.11 MILES

Since 1954, this nautically themed museum on the waterfront has documented the history of all things Lac Léman, or as most know it, Lake Geneva.

3. Château de Prangins

1.03 MILES

About 2km north of Nyon, this 18th-century mansion houses a branch of the Musée National Suisse covering Swiss history from 1730 to 1920. Or simply opt…

4. Jardin des Cinq Sens

4.17 MILES

Slumbering in the shadow of a 14th-century castle and enclosed by walls, the Jardin des Cinq Sens is designed to be experienced through sight, touch,…

5. Château de Coppet

5.01 MILES

This is the former home of Jacques Necker, Louis XVI’s banker and minister of finance, before it was handed down to his daughter, Madame de Staël, after…

6. Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques

11.47 MILES

Geneva's premier botanical park – renowned for its Botanical Conservatory – boasts over 12,000 species of plants from around the world, meticulously…

8. Palais des Nations

11.72 MILES

Home to the UN since 1966, the Palais des Nations was built between 1929 and 1936 to house the now-defunct League of Nations. Visits are by guided tour …