Chateau de Nyon, Nyon

Uncover the layers of history at Chateau de Nyon, a museum housed within a 13th-century castle. The elegant white castle overlooking the Canton of Vaud was first mentioned in 1272 but likely dates back to the Lords of Prangins. Having undergone multiple restorations and renovations, it remains a Swiss heritage site of national significance. In 1888 a historical museum was opened within it, now on the second and third floor. The collection contains wallpaper, furniture, and the history of Nyon starting from 1000 BCE and continuing through the 20th century. In 1947, over 700 porcelain pieces reclaimed from the 19th-century Nyon porcelain factory were added, making up the first floor. Before you head to Nyon, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Nyon trip itinerary maker app , to make sure you see all that Nyon has to offer, including Chateau de Nyon.
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  • Very quiet and nice castle at Nyon. Marvellous view on the Lake Leman. The visit is short but really nice. I recommand this castle if you are in the Nyon area.  more »
  • A fantastic museum - rooms were well laid out and conveyed a lot of information about the history of the castle without being overwhelming. The prison floor was particularly fascinating. The views ove...  more »
  • Make sure to walk through the big doors of the chateau into the back garden. There is a beautiful view of the lake and rooftops. The walk through is free but there are also tours you can pay for.  more »
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  • Nice place with beautiful view where you can come by walk (terrace garden) or by lift from parking (on photo)
  • Beautiful Chateau, nice to walk through and see the view over the Lake. Nice information inside on the history of the castle, also the gardens just underneath are stunning with great views of the castle itself and a modern glass elevator if you are too tired to walk down to the lake.
  • Surprisingly good museum showing the daily items of people in the 18th century. Stylishly done with contrasting modern artwork. Also a great panorama of the lake that is not to be missed!
  • I love grabbing a coffee, ice cream or meal to go and coming here for the view. Even when it's stormy, it's beautiful.
  • Incredibly well preserved castle. But not too fun for kids. The prison is at the top.

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