Nyon Castle: Overall view, facade facing Lac Léman



The Castle is first mentioned in 1272, but probably dates back to the Lords of Prangins. It was rebuilt by Louis I of Savoy. The rectangular building was built in a variety of building styles. In 1463, it was extensively rebuilt. Around the same time, the square César Tower or Tour de Rive (now a residence), was built to defend the city. Following the Swiss Confederation invasion of Vaud in 1530, the Bernese bailiff was at Nyon. In 1574-1580 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.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Château de Nyon

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Castles

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Medieval

  • Fifteenth century

Place of Creation
  • Nyon, Vaud, Switzerland

  • +46.381944+6.240556

  • Nyon

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Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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