Nyon is another one lucky town situated on Lake Geneva. It is between Geneva and Lausanne, amid the vineyards of La Côte. Nyon derived its name from one of the Roman towns, Noviodunum or Noiodunum. In the 13th Century the Counts of Savoy built a castle and nowadays this castle, towering over the old town, houses the Museum of History and Porcelain, containing valuable items from the former porcelain manufacturing industry in the town.
We frequently visit Nyon for the flea market that happens every last Sunday of the month. Here you’ll find interesting artifacts and secondhand items for sale, as well as open shops and restaurants (on a Sunday, because most stores in Switzerland are closed).
Quai 23 and Le Grand Cafe at Hotel Real are my favorite spots in Nyon, so far.
Nyon is more likely a popular place for youngsters because of the Paléo Festival, which occurs in summer every year. I had my chance to get the Paléo festival experience last year (read my chronicle here).