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There is a great episode of the T.V series ‘Friends’ when the character Joey tells Chandler off for having all the fun in one day. That is what we are going to do here. Nyon is a great area to explore on foot as it is dedicated to hiking.

  1. Ride in the Nyon cablecar
  2. Visit the mini-farm at the top and kids play area
  3. Ride the chair lift to the new viewing platform
    • Optionally summit Nyon and walk down
  4. Visit Le Refuge on the fishing lake Nyon for a drink or a meal
  5. Visit ‘marmot rock’ and hopefully see Marmots! n.b they are most active early morning or early evening

1. The Nyon Cable Car

You can ride the Nyon cablecar either with your multipass (€2 per day for over 50 activities) or rather fortunately it is one of the least expensive cable cars around! If you drive, there is a large car park at the bottom. If you walk, it is a lovely walk along the river from the town center. If you want to go to the viewing platform be sure to mention it when you buy your ticket. If you don’t fancy the cable car you can also drive to the top of the cable car.

2. Farm animals ‘Le Monde de Jacquotte’

At the top of the Nyon cable car, you will discover ‘Le monde de Jacquotte’, a mini-farm. Here you can see ducks, sheep, rabbits, chickens, owls and other birds of prey, more details here. There are games for the kids, nature trails and shows too.

Le Monde Du Jacquotte. Morzine, Nyon.

3. The ‘Pas de L’Aigle’

Ride the Point De Nyon chair lifts to the ‘Pas de l’Aigle’ viewing platform. Newly built for winter 2020, the viewing platform allows spectacular views of the Morzine valley and to be able to peek around the corner of Nyon and see Mt Blanc.

The Pas De L'Aigle. Nyon, Morzine

From the viewing platform it is a short walk to the summit should you wish. You can then choose to either walk down to ‘Le refuge’ or take the lift back down and follow the farm track to ‘Le refuge’. The walk down from the summit has a lot of switch backs however the views and flora make it a very pleasant descent.

4. Le Refuge restaurant

This is a great spot for coffee or a meal, the alpage (high mountain field for grazing cattle) building is of the most beautiful that we have been to and we have been to a few! You can even eat fish direct from the lake, more info here.

Le Refuge restaurant on the Lac De Nyon
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5. Marmot Rock!

A short walk down the path from ‘Le Refuge’ is a sign indicating where the Marmots live. We were surprised and elated at the end of the day to see more marmots than we had ever seen in Morzine. Ask ‘Le Refuge’ when is the best time to visit.

Nyon is one of many adventure playgrounds in the resort we offer. For more Nyon adventures see this blog by the Morzine Toursit office.

To come visits see our availability below.