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

and discover the archaeological landmarks

The heart of Nyon is like an invisible archaeological site: An important Roman city is hidden under the ground, among the foundations of the modern city. Though we know it is there, little of it can be seen (unless a hole in the ground is being dug). Only a small part of Noviodunum has been excavated, and artifacts found are displayed in Nyon's Roman Museum. Inaugurated in the summer of 2001, frosted glass panels mark the places in Nyon where archaeological finds lie beneath the streets.
The signs were financed by the Rotary Clubs of Nyon and of Nyon-La Côte, the Friends of the Nyon Museums Association, the City of Nyon and the Canton of Vaud Each sign describes in French, German, Italian and English, the building buried at that spot,and shows its plan in relation to the modern city map.

Move your mouse over the map below to find the archaeological landmarks in Nyon.
Click on the map or on the list at left to learn more about that area.

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 archeo map Place Perdtemps Esplanade Julius Caesar rue du Vieux Marché - the curia Esplanade des Marroniers rue Delafléchère - the cryptoportic of the forum rue du Marché - the pulic baths Place du Marché - the covered market Place Bel Air - a residential area rue de la Porcelaine - the arena rue Maupertuis - Nyon  Roman Museum  Tour de César the church Place du Chateau Porte St. Marie rue Nicole - the forum ruelle de la Muraz

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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.
Sauf mention contraire les photos sont de Katharine Epps