Tintin, the famous comic book character created by Hergé, pays a visit to Nyon in the story of the “Calculus Affair”. To follow in his footsteps and find out which Swiss scientist inspired the famous Professor Calculus, a leaflet is available at the tourist office and on the website.
In the “Calculus Affair”, Tintin, the comic book detective created by Hergé, has come to Nyon in search of Professor Calculus; you can recognise the way into Nyon on the Route Suisse, Professor’s Topolino house on Route de St-Cergue, the fire truck, the lake shore or the Maître Jacques fountain. The character of Professor Calculus was inspired by Auguste Piccard, explorer of the abyss and the stratosphere, who has two fascinating rooms dedicated to him at the Musée du Léman in Nyon.
Published in 1956, the “Calculus Affair” shows Hergé’s meticulous research into his locations. In 2007, to mark the centenary of his birth, a tri-lingual leaflet was published describing this route on the trail of Tintin, not only in Nyon but also Geneva, Rolle and Yvoire.