Top things to do in Nyon

Top Choice Swiss in Nyon

Hôtel-Restaurant de la Plage

This low-key lakeside hotel in Gland, 7km northeast of Nyon, gets packed on account of its rendition of Lake Geneva’s ubiquitous filets de perche (perch fillets), pan-fried in a divinely buttery, herbed secret-recip…
Top Choice Music in Nyon

Paléo Festival

Nyon’s six-day Paléo Festival, now in its fourth decade, is a key date in Europe’s summer festival diary. Switzerland’s biggest outdoor international music extravaganza, it lures rock, pop, jazz and folk-music lover…
Top Choice Swiss in Nyon

La Plage de Nyon

In the warmer months you'll love the refreshingly chilled-out vibe of this casual 'beachfront' kitchen. It uses seasonal ingredients and lake-fresh fish to produce healthy, seafood-centric small and share plates tha…
Chateau in Nyon

Château de Nyon

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 porcelain. Beneath the castle in its ancient cellars, you'll find Le …
Chateau in Nyon

Château de Coppet

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 she was exiled from Paris by Napoleon. It remains the little t…
Italian in Nyon

L'Auberge du Château

Filling the pretty pedestrian square in front of Nyon’s château, tables here look out on the Sleeping Beauty towers and lake beyond. Cuisine is Italian and creative – taglierini with figs, simple homemade gnocchi an…
Film in Nyon

Visions du Réel

This important festival on the international documentary-film festival circuit showcases the works of cutting-edge filmmakers from around the world. Screenings take place at a number of permanent and pop-up venues t…
Museum in Nyon

Musée du Léman

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.
Ice Cream in Nyon

Gelateria Venezia

The extraordinary Italian-style ice cream at this legendary gelateria attracts punters from near and far (even from across the lake in France). Daniele Dona of Venetian descent is the culinary force behind this flav…
Museum in Nyon

Château de Prangins

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 for a stroll through the château’s perfect French-style gardens…