The Nyon Region covers 704 hectares and stretches between Lake Geneva, the vineyards of La Côte Region and the Jura Vaudois mountains. The city of Nyon has more than 20,115 inhabitants (as recorded in the last census dated 31 December 2016).
The city of Nyon is approximately 400 m above sea level. The highest point of the Region is La Dôle measured at 1,677m above sea level.
Nyon’s main language is French but it is also possible to be understood in English and German.Currencies and credit/debit cards
The currency used is the Swiss Franc (CHF). The Euro is generally accepted in supermarkets (Migros, Coop, etc.). Service providers such as SBB (railway company), CGN (Compagnie Générale de Navigation), La Poste, some restaurants and museums also accept them; however your change might be returned to you in CHF.
At the various banks, at La Poste (post office), at the SBB railway stations and directly at the ATMs of the banks, you can exchange your money in CHF and other currencies (€, $, £, ¥, CAD, AUD ...).
The main credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard) are accepted as a means of payment in supermarkets. However, in small shops and restaurants, it is best to pay with debit cards (EC). Most of the terms and conditions of payment are indicated directly at the cash desks or at the front door of the establishments.
A Value Added Tax (VAT) is included directly in the purchase price.Opening hours and holidays
Municipal offices are open from Monday to Friday.
The shops are open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am / 9 am to 7 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm.The museums in the area are closed on Mondays.
During the days shown below, restaurants and shops are mostly closed:
- New Year - January 1st and 2nd
- Good Friday - Friday, March 30, 2018
- Easter Monday - Monday, april 2, 2018
- Thursday of Ascension - Thursday, May 10, 2018
- Whit Monday - Monday, May 21, 2018
- National Day - 1st August
- Monday of the Fast - Monday, September 17, 2018
- Christmas - December 25th
Police - 117
Firefighter - 118
Ambulance - 144