Nyon Castle is first mentioned in 1272, but probably dates back to the Lords of Prangins. It was rebuilt by Ludwig I of Savoy. The rectangular building was built in a variety of building styles. In 1463, it was extensively rebuilt. Following the Swiss Confederation invasion of Vaud in 1530, the Bernese bailiff was at Nyon. In 1574-80 the castle was converted into the seat of the bailiff. It remained the seat of the bailiff and was renovated several times in the following centuries.

Today Nyon Castle is a museum.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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Ben Fogarty (9 months ago)
In a beautiful French-Swiss village with amazing views.
Tom Wilp (9 months ago)
Great lake view but nothing to see from the castle... You have to pay to get some info...
Sasawat Tanmanasiri (9 months ago)
Nice small chateau over looking the Geneva lake. In good days you can even see the famous fountain of Geneva from here!
kellisha2 (9 months ago)
Beautiful place to visit during a lovely sunny and breezy day
Eli Flores (10 months ago)
Beautiful place to visit in the heart of Nyon town in Geneva... Perfect for activities weddings, etc... Surrounded by a lot of great restaurants...
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