Manau Chao exhibition in Montricher

If you are looking for a place to visit, either to entertain guests or for a short drive out into the countryside then the current art exhibition at the Jan Michalski foundation in Mont Richer is worth a visit. The Michalski building is devoted entirely to literature, has an impressive brand new library and currently has an art exhibition called “Manwoz”, a collaboration of work by musician Manau Chao and artist Jacek Wozniak.  The building itself is an extraordinary structure high up in the middle of of the Vaud countryside! The exhibition runs until the 21st December.

Michalski building

Opening times:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 14.00 to 18.00

Admission: CHF 5 (adults) 3 CHF (students, pensioners, unemployed, groups, IV)  Free for all under 18 years of age and residents of Mont Richer

Parking available.











Christmas fair at La Châtaigneraie International School/ Jazz Carols in Nyon

There are plenty of Christmas markets on at the moment including the Marché de Saint Nicolas at “La Chât” in Founex. See details below.

Note – there will be late night shopping in Nyon on Friday 19th and Monday 22nd December. Local buses will be free on these nights see here. Local family businesses will also be open on Sunday 21st December from 10:00 -18:00

Marché de Saint-Nicolas at La Châtaigneraie International School.

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Saturday, 13 December 2014 from 11:30 to 16:00. Over 30 stalls selling artisan goods and crafts. Games/activities available for the children (Father Christmas, shopping area)

Live seasonal music provided by students of the music programme at the school. A great indoor activity for the entire family. Food and drink are offered during the entire event.

Parking is free. Event Location. La Châtaigneraie International School, 2, chemin de la Ferme, Founex VD, 1297

Jazz Carols in Nyon

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For the fourth year running La Côte Anglican Church is organising an evening of Jazz Carols in Nyon. This will be a blend of Christmas carols, played with an original jazz twist. These will be interspersed with a specially written dramatised story, bringing to life the essence of Christmas. Entry is free. However, you will need to reserve a place online to ensure a seat. There will be a retiring collection. Full details here


Jazz and Indie Pop in Nyon – Friday 5th Dec, Christmas Market and Mozart concert on Sunday 7th


Jazz Concert at the Conservatoire – Friday 5th December

The Conservatoire of Nyon will hold their last concert of the 2014 season on Friday 5th December at 20:30 with the Cajón Jazz Trio.

The concert will be held at the Villa Thomas along Nyon’s lake side.This is a small, intimate concert venue so it’s recommended to reserve tickets in advance, either by telephoning 022 994 2360 between the hours of 14:00 and 17:00 emailing, or on the night itself from 19:30.  Pre-reserved tickets not collected 15 minutes  before the performance will be put back on sale.

Last COV - Concert 2014

Video Below – Cajón Jazz Trio

Also on Friday at the Usine a Gaz, local band The Kreeks (indie pop) will be playing at at 21:30. Free entry!

Sunday 7th December

It’s the Christmas market in Nyon on Sunday 7th December from 08:30 to 18:30 Lots of stalls selling Christmas products, Father Christmas too for the children, food and drink! See website here – note the website for the Rive area, does not seem up to date as last year’s poster is still being shown for this event!  There are clearer details on the Nyon tourist site

Christmas Market Coppet

Note – there will also be a Christmas market in the château of Coppet beginning Wednesday 3rd until the 7th December. For full details and opening hours see website here Christmas cookie workshops for children on Wednesday 3rd from 14:00 -16:30, Saturday 6th from 15:00 – 17:00  and Sunday  7th from 13:00 – 15:15. Other workshops too!  See website here

Did you know that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart passed though Swiss Romandie in 1766?


On Sunday 7th at the Château of Nyon from 16:00-17:15, there will be a Mozart recital given by Michel Kiener in the castle followed by an apéritif.

Tickets CHF 25  – free entry for under 18 email to reserve or call  022 363 8351. More details here






Win 5 pairs of tickets to Paddington – film in English in Nyon


There are 5 pairs of free tickets on offer to the Avant-Premiere of  the film “Paddington” which will be shown in English in Nyon on Monday 1st December at 20:30. To be in with a chance of winning tickets, send an email with your full name, the name of the other person (or little person) who will be accompanying you and the towns or villages that you both live in to Closing date Saturday  29th November 2014.  The film is only 95 minutes long so not too late for little ones!

Poster Paddington



Wine and Welsh cakes event postponed until early 2015

Apologies to those who registered for the next Living in Nyon event on the 1st December. Unfortunately the event has had to be postponed until early 2015. We apologise for any inconvenience. Keep watching this space for the date of the next event!

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