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Come with us on a walking tour of Nyon...

the Church in Nyon

The Archaeology Walk
1 Place Perdtemps
2 Esplanade Jules César
3 rue du Vieux Marché
4 Esplanade des Marroniers
5 rue Nicole
6 rue Delafléchère
7 rue du Marché
8 place du Marché
9 place Bel Air
10 rue de la Porcelaine
11 the Roman Museum
More places to visit
Porte St. Marie
rue Juste Olivier
the Church
place du Château
the aqueduct
the Villa in Commugny
ruelle de la Muraz
Roman building materials
The Protestant Church in Nyon

The Protestant Church in Nyon, named "Notre Dame" before the Reformation, was built in the 12th century on the foundations of a Roman building, perhaps a large private house.

The Protestant Church in Nyon
The white blocks of recycled Roman stone blocks are clearly visible in the oldest part of the Protestant Church in Nyon. The church stands just on the edge of the forum.
Nyon Fresco in the Nyon Protestant Church
A 12th century fresco (restored) in the church, depicting Pentecost.
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The streets around the church. There are Roman walls under all these buildings. Some are visible in the basements.
Nyon map
.Diana, in the Nyon Roman Museum
Inscription in the Nyon Roman Museum

This Roman statue, thought to be of Diana, and inscription were built into the church. They were removed to the Museum in the 1920's

Click here to learn more about Diane
http://www.ial.be/pagemythology.htm#DIANA
http://www.pantheon.org/articles/d/diana.html


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This page was updated on 24 April, 2004 by K. Epps

Unless otherwise mentioned, all photos are by Katharine Epps.
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