After a few minutes, travellers who started their Grand Tour in Geneva arrive in the Nyon region, the gateway to the canton of Vaud. On the shores of Lake Geneva, the town of Coppet and its castle attract history buffs and wine tourism enthusiasts can already see the vines of the La Côte AOC wine-makers, who open up their cellars to visitors all along this route.
Once in Nyon, there are many museums for curious visitors, dedicated to Lake Geneva, the history of the town or its roman past. Check the programme of events of this buzzing town which regularly plays host to lively festivals. On the way out of Nyon, stop to explore Prangins and its castle which houses one of the national museums of Switzerland. From here, leave the lakeshore behind and set off for the lush green landscape of the Vaudois Jura Regional Park. After a stop at the Zoo de la Garenne, you’ll meet up with other travellers on the Grand Tour coming from Lausanne and Montreux Riviera at Marchairuz.
The collections of this museum are all about lakeside life, the people who explored its depths and the key lake habitats.
Quai Louis Bonnard 8 - 1260 Nyon
+41 22 316 42 50
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The biggest wine-making area of the Lake Geneva Region has plenty of grands crus, pretty villages and breathtaking scenery.
Morges Région Tourisme
Rue du Château 2
Case Postale 55
Tél. +41 (0)21 803 21 68
Nyon Région Tourisme
Avenue Viollier 8
Tél. +41 (0)22 365 66 00
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La Garenne presents Switzerland’s wild and domestic animals: wolves, lynx, bearded vultures, hawks, wild boars, woolly pigs, etc.
Rte du Bois-Laurent 3 - 1261 Le Vaud
+41 22 366 11 14
The Swiss National Museum presents Switzerland from 1730 to 1920, exhibited at the castle of Prangins, an exceptional site above Lake Geneva.
Avenue Général Guiguer 3 - 1197 Prangins
+4122 994 88 90
The museum includes a collection of porcelain produced in one of the few Swiss porcelain factories.
Place du Château - 1260 Nyon
+ 41 22 316 42 73
The Nyon Roman Museum tells the story of Noviodunum, a colony founded by Julius Caesar.
Rue Maupertuis 9 - 1260 Nyon
+4 22 316 42 80