You have probably heard of Lausanne and Geneva. But are you familiar with Nyon?
Nyon is a small town located between the two larger hubs along Lake Geneva. Being a Roman town with a 12th century castle, there is so much to see and enjoy in Nyon. Needless to say, it is full of history and beautiful views.
I hope you decide to head to Nyon soon. Bring your camera along and make sure to capture these six unmissable Instagram spots below.
1. Start at the Nyon Castle
The most recognizable sight of Nyon is the Castle that dates back to 12th century. There's a history museum that you can visit inside and from the front area you get a great view on the old town with a background view of Lake Geneva and the Alps. A perfect place to hang out and watch the sunset!
2. Don't miss the Roman columns and the gardens
Did you know that Nyon was founded by the Romans in 50 BC by Julius Caesar who named it Colonia lulia Equestris? That’s 2070 years ago! No wonder Nyon has so much history. Get the best shot of the Roman columns from the amazing flourishing gardens.
3. Take a lakeside walk
Nyon has a beautiful lakeside walk with interestingly shaped chestnut trees, flowers and benches where you can relax and take in the beautiful views.
On the last Sunday of every month, there is a big flea market which takes place along the promenade. If you are there at the right time, you might be lucky to catch sight of the boat on the lake, which makes for a perfect Instagram shot.
4. Stop to enjoy the views of Nyon
At the end of the lakeside walk, you come across an amazing view on the whole town, dominated by the castle. Get the perfect photo here with the lovely reflections in the lake!
5. Those old town streets
Get a splash of color in your photo by walking through the old town where you will find quaint streets bordered by colorful houses.
6. The Roman statue and wall
Next to the entrance of the Roman museum, you can find a replica of the original statue of Julius Caesar the same one that can be found in Rome, with an intriguing wall covered in geometrical lines which actually represent the old Roman basilica that used to stand in that exact location.
I hope to have inspired you to visit Nyon. Enjoy your stay!
And while you are nearby, why not pick up my guide on the six most Instagramable places in Lausanne?