November 24, 2001
Lutry, another small lakeside village, has a unique offering: a walking tour with 11 information panels about the village’s medieval history. The walk over ancient cobblestone streets includes information on the origins of the village as well as a tower and many preserved buildings. You can preview the tour on Lutry’s web page, but it appears only in French. It would be ideal to combine a visit to Lutry with Cully, as they are both on the outskirts of Lausanne.
On the other side of Lausanne, toward Geneva, is the city of Nyon, which was founded by Julius Caesar around 56 B.C. It takes about an hour to get there by train. Once you depart the train station, follow the signs for the Chateau du Nyon or the Musee Romain. The Chateau has roots in the 12th Century, and on its terrace there are remains of Roman columns as well as stunning views of the harbor and the lake. Just around the corner from the Chateau you can find the Roman museum.
From journal Montreux