Nyons: Nice little Drome.
Nestling in the mountains, with its hills and valleys, the country Nyons enjoys a microclimate characterized by gentleness, sunshine and no wind. Its outstanding geographical location between mountain and plain, protected by a ring of hills, is coupled with a very strong sunshine (2798 h / year against 1773 to Paris) and a warmer temperature, even though the fog is rare, which earned him the title of "Petit Nice".
The many moods of the Nyon region: In terms of landscapes, we can say that the South starts here but the influence is ever present mountain. This creates a great diversity of vegetative cover.
Trays grown: The Nyon region is composed mainly of vineyards and olive groves, a large part of the land area is classified as AOC. On the outskirts of the Eygues, fruit orchards are also present: apricot, plum, cherry ...
Origins: The origin of Nyons lost in the mists of time. The country seems to have Nyons been inhabited from the Neolithic. In the current state of archaeological discoveries, we can make the first Nyons, former Noiomagus, capital of the Celtic-Ligurian tribe Noiomagenses.
The olive is an integral part of cultural heritage Nyons. Tench is the only variety of olive that has adapted to the soil and climate of the Nyon region. The olives are picked ripe, so black between December and January. Olives and olive oil were obtained in 1994 the AOC. Olive trees Nyons part of the 114 sites recognized outstanding taste since 1994 by the ministries of agriculture, tourism, culture and environment.
In the land of the olive, the fruit of youth, you will have the pleasure of enjoying many other products of this generous land: truffles, wine, fruits, herbs, beer, vinegar.