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🏰 Nyon Castle

Address
Place du Château, 1260 Nyon
Phone 1
  • Date de Visite
    14.02.2018
  • GPS
    46.38201 6.24059

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Nyon Castle


The castle of Nyon was built in the 13th century by the Cossonay-Prangins family. It was taken over by the House of Savoy in 1293, which undertook work to improve it. In 1536, it was occupied by the Bernese during the conquest of the Pays de Vaud, who in turn undertook major works, but this time more to symbolize their power than for military reasons, including the construction of the large square tower, called the Bailiff’s Tower.

The castle of Nyon from the South.
The castle of Nyon.

The castle of Nyon from the North-East.
The castle of Nyon.

The castle of Nyon from the North-West.
The castle of Nyon from the North-West.

The square tower.
the square tower

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Castle nowadays


At the end of the 16th century the castle of Nyon has its present appearance. Since 1804, shortly after Vaud independence, it has belonged to the commune of Nyon and is the only important castle in Western Switzerland that is covered with white plaster. Since 1888, the castle, whose entrance is in the basement, has housed the historical and porcelain museum and its interior is no longer of historical interest. As was often the case with other castles in Western Switzerland, it has housed a prison and a court. Its outer ramparts were removed in the 19th century.

L’entrée du château au sous-sol.
Le château de Nyon dont l'entrée se situe au sous-sol, abrite depuis 1888 le musée historique et de la porcelaine

The historical and porcelain museum located inside the castle.
The historical and porcelain museum located inside the castle.

Aerial photo of the castle of Nyon. Source: Wikimedia Commons
Aerial photo of the castle of Nyon.

Landscape from the castle


On a clear day, it is possible to enjoy a magnificent view of the Fribourg Pre-Alps, the Vaud, Valais and French Alps. Other museums are located in the immediate vicinity of the castle of Nyon, the Léman Museum and the Roman Museum of Nyon.

The Caesar Tower visible from the esplanade of the castle and built before it.
The Caesar Tower visible from the esplanade of the castle and built before it.

View from the esplanade of the castle of Nyon. It is possible to see the Moléson, the Rochers de Naye, the Mont-Blanc or the Salève.
View from the esplanade of the castle of Nyon. It is possible to see the Moléson, the Rochers de Naye, the Mont-Blanc or the Salève. View from the esplanade of the castle of Nyon. It is possible to see the Moléson, the Rochers de Naye, the Mont-Blanc or the Salève.

Video


Une vidéo en drone sur le château de Nyon.

Webcam


Webcam dans la ville de Nyon.

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