Nyon

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Nyon
Lake Geneva Region
The spick-and-span little town of Nyon is situated on Lake Geneva, half way between Geneva and Lausanne, amid the vineyards of La Côte. Many excavations and sights from the times of the Celtic Helvetians and the Romans, and from the Middle Ages, bear witness to its eventful history. In summer this is a paradise for lovers of the countryside and water sports.
From the 13th century, the Counts of Savoy began building a mighty castle on top of Roman ruins, dominated by five huge towers. 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 Nyon. From the 16th century onwards, the town was ruled by Berne.
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La pequeña e idílica ciudad de Nyon se halla a orillas del Lago Lemán a la mitad del camino entre Ginebra y Lausana en los viñedos de La Côte. Muchas excavaciones y monumentos de la época de los helvéticos y los romanos así como de la Edad Media son testimonio de su agitada historia. En verano el lugar es un auténtico paraíso para aficionados al deporte acuático y a la naturaleza.
Los Condes de Saboya hicieron construir, a partir del siglo XIII y sobre ruinas romanas, un impresionante castillo, dominado por cinco torres. Hoy, este palacio encima del casco antiguo de la ciudad acoge el museo de historia y porcelana (Musée Historique et des Porcelaines) con objetos valiosos de la antigua manufactura de porcelana de Nyon. A partir del siglo XVI, la ciudad fue dominada por Berna.
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