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Nyon is a quiet town in Switzerland, some 25 kilometers north of Geneva on the shores of Lake Geneva. It was founded by the Romans between 50 and 44 BC under the name of "Colonia lulia equestris", the urban center of which was called "Noviodunum". It grew to be one of the most important Roman colonies in Switzerland, with a forum, a basilica and an amphitheater that was discovered only recently, in 1996, when digging for the construction of a new building.
It has a high school (Gymnase de Nyon, known as CESSOuest until 1997 or 1998), a modern hospital, a movie theater, numerous hotels, restaurants, cafes, etc. The town is best-known on the international stage as the home of the headquarters for UEFA, the governing body for football in Europe. It is also the seat of the international headquarter of the global union federation Union Network International.
In the last week of July each year, Nyon hosts one of the top music festival in Switzerland: the Paleo Festival 
- Official site of the town (available in French, English and German)
- Web site of the Roman Museum of Nyon (same languages as above link)
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