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Location address: Schweiz, Nyon, Nyon
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Nyon and the region around Nyon was the core area of the Tintin adventure “The Calculus Affair”. Tintin, the cartoon detective created by Hergé, goes in search of Professor Calculus in the region of Nyon region. Published in 1956, “The Calculus Affair” bears witness to Hergé‘s meticulous location research. On the occasion of his hundredth anniversary of his birth in 2007, a trilingual leaflet presents this itinerary in Tintin’s footsteps, not only in Nyon, but also in Geneva, Rolle and Yvoire.
Nyon is a municipality in the district of Nyon in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It is located some 25 kilometers north east of Geneva’s city centre, and since the 1970s it has become part of the Geneva metropolitan area. It lies on the shores of Lake Geneva and is the seat of the district of Nyon. The town has (as of December 2012) a population of 19,170. It is connected to the rest of Switzerland by way of the Route Suisse, the A1 Motorway and the railways of the Arc Lémanique.