Here are a few highlights that your owners might enjoy between dog walks…
The Festival of Living Arts occurs in August, celebrating theatre, dance, and all forms of live performance. Nyon is also the home of the Visions du Reel International Film Festival every April. Additional festivals celebrating contemporary porcelain and ceramics are held here, as are the Heritage Days.
Nyon hosts the Paleo Festival, one of the biggest music festivals in Switzerland in the last week of July every year. However, don’t bring your dog. It’s for people only.
Nyon’s street markets are a treat you won’t want to miss. From farm fresh produce, local craft and clothes shopping. You can find my owner’s market stall here almost every Saturday. You might even see me sitting on her lap. Another great market is the monthly (puce- market) second-hand market in the Rive, you’ll find all sorts of temptations at your fingertips. Including great sausage sandwiches!
Here are my recommendations and reviews of Hotels, restaurants, bars, and shopping.
Where to Stay…There are many hotels and B+B’s to stay in and around Nyon. These hotels were ones that I have enjoyed visiting and are in a good location for dog walks.
Beau Visage Nyon-Rue De Rive 49, Nyon, Switzerland Tel: +41 (0)22 365 41 41
A traditional 4-star hotel located directly on the shores of Lake Geneva. Steps away for walking dogs, by the lake. good size rooms. Dogs stay free of charge.
Hôtel de l’Ange- Rue Saint Jean 22, 1260 Switzerland Tel +41 (0)22 361 55 09
Petite 3-star hotel located across from Perdtemps, which is a large parking lot and a small green park area.
Hotel Real – Place de Savoie 1, Nyon, Switzerland Tel +41 (0)22 365 85 85
The Hotel Real, opened in 2003, combines a warm family welcome with comfortable, contemporary architecture using top-quality materials. Its location right on the lakefront in the heart of the beautiful Nyon old town gives a sense of well-being with its breathtaking views of Lake Geneva and the majestic French Alps beyond. Again a perfect place for sunrise strolls on the lake. Dogs are charged 25 Swiss Franc
Hotel des Alpes –Rue Juste Olivier, Nyon Switzerland Tel +41 (0)22 994 30 00
Traditional 3-star hotel in the heart of Nyon, 100 m from the railway station. The hotel Des Alpes has 53 air-conditioned rooms and a restaurant open all the year around. Large car park and mini green park area opposite the hotel. 10 mn. from the lakeside.
Remember to check the current policies before booking.
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Brasserie Les Brasseurs – Rue de la Gare 18, Nyon, Switzerland Tel +41 (0) 022 362 40 50
They have a sign on the door that says no dogs, however, we dogs seem to never have a problem here. Also, the outdoor seating is always happy to see you. They will serve you water if needed. A fun pub-like bar with plenty of wood and brass inside that serves terrific quality beer. You can see the copper vats inside the bar, that look great. There is a varied menu also, which includes excellent Flammkuchen (like a pizza), burgers, steaks, etc.
Quai 23 -Rue de Rive 23, Nyon , Switzerland Tel: +41 (0) 22 361 92 98
Located Down by the lake with indoor and outdoor seating. Perfect for a casual Italian meal with a carafe of house wine. This is one of the more popular local spots during the week and weekends, especially for locals. Pizza is popular here
O’Les Terrasses du Lac – Rue de Rive 13, Nyon, Switzerland Tel: +41 (0)22 994 40 00
Summer balcony overlooking the lake is fantastic, inside is modern and sleek. Fresh and innovative menu with a few classics like lake fish and steak. Staff is very friendly and were very nice to me sitting under the table.
My favorite Italian restaurant. Great sauces and pizza. The steak frite is excellent the home-made tiramisu is amazing. It is a nice family restaurant with great food and warm staff. Dog-friendly too!
Fishermen’s Pub – Rue de Rive 37, Nyon Switzerland Nyon, Switzerland Tel: +41 (0) 22 362 84 10
Fun local pub for locals and visitors, with live sport on tv especially Rugby and Football. Dogs wagging around inside and out. You can sometimes find me behind the bar helping out.
Mumbai bar – Place du Marché 1 – 1260 Nyon – Switzerland – +41 (0)22 362 77 00
Groovy and hip! Hotspot for cocktails, Indian snacks, and restaurant. Indoor and Outdoor seating. I’ve been served water here by very nice staff.
Seven Pub – Rue du Collège 7, Nyon, Switzerland +41 (0) 22 362 84 40
Local pub filled with locals. Great Guinness and bartender servers excellent snacks such as oysters, ship and meat plates. Very friendly to dogs. The bartender also has a little ham for me when I visit. Indoor and outdoor seating.
Le Ceaser – Place du Chateau 14, Nyon Switzerland +41 (0) 22 362 75 56
A wonderful little pub on the square, bright and dog-friendly. Indoor and outdoor seating. Serving brunch on Saturday.
Café Vaudois – Rue du Collège 1, Nyon, Switzerland Tel. 41 22 361 19 41
Located in the center of the old village and a perfect place for dog and people watching while sipping wine or having an espresso.
There is a lot to do and enjoy in Nyon, these are my wagging picks for dogs! Enjoy