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

Place du Château

 

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
Nyon Place du Chateau
The present château (castle) was built on the foundations of an 11th century building, which itself was built on older foundations. It has had many owners since: the Bishop of Besançon, the Lord of Prangins, the Counts of Savoy, who added the round towers, the Bernese, who added the square tower in 1572. It has been the property of the City of Nyon since 1804 (when the town purchased it for 30,006 francs. It has recently undergone a 6 year renovation, to its 16th century style.

On this map, the grey lines mark the main Roman streets, and the red shows archaeological finds from the Roman period. Both run "into" the present château.

Map used with permission of the Archéologie cantonale Vaudoise - Archéodunum SA

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This page was updated on 19 June, 2004 by K. Epps

Unless otherwise mentioned, all photos are by Katharine Epps.
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