Musée du Leman

Lake Geneva Museum

Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, Nyon is a city of culture, whose history is closely linked to that of the lake. To pay homage to Lake Geneva, Nyon is devoting a very comprehensive museum to it. Nature, culture, science: all aspects of the largest lake in Western Europe are covered at the Musée du Léman.

Opened in 1954, within the walls of the old hospital, the Musée du Léman contains a collection on nature and lake culture, is the custodian of prestigious funds and owner of 30 historic boats.

Five aquariums present typical biotopes of Lake Geneva: from the shore to the deep sea.

A space is dedicated to the Piccard family, for whom Auguste invented the first tourist submarine in Lake Geneva, commissioned in 1964 during the National Exhibition in Lausanne. The exhibition also presents the incredible exploits under the sea or in the stratosphere of the Piccard adventurers.

Two exhibitions can be added in the description: Un tsunami sur le Léman and Petite nature? (more details see

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  • Musée du Léman
  • Quai Louis Bonnard 8
  • 1260 Nyon - CH

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