Nyon I lived in Nyon from November 2020 to August 2021. From here I was able to travel throughout Switzerland via train to see this charming alpine country. Château de Nyon, a castle originally built in the 12th-century AD. Courtyard inside Château de Nyon. Roman pillars in Nyon. Pruned vineyards in Nyon. Horse steak, bought in the local Coop store. Calvinus beer, a local brew named after John Calvin, the famous reformer who figures prominently in Swiss history.