Interview with local Swiss Olympic Athlete – Lea Sprunger, plus new Semi-Marathon for la Côte area!

Lea Sprunger

Living in Nyon is delighted to publish this article written by Rachel Frei Bandieri. Rachel is a performance coach and sports trainer and and earlier this year she interviewed local resident and Swiss Olympic athlete Lea Sprunger. Lea lives in the pretty village of Gingins above Nyon and back  in 2012 she competed in the […]

Watch English Movies in Open Air Cinema, Go on a Ride with Nyon’s Pirates, Dine in White on L’Ile de La Harpe and more


Open Air Cinema in Nyon until 25th August- Some films in English! The open air cinema has set up its screen until the 25th of August at the Promenade d’Italie. The following films will be shown in English: Wednesday 14th 21:00: Wolverine 3D Friday 16th, 21:00: RED 2 Sunday 18th,21:00 : Star Trek, Into Darkness […]

“Living along Lac Léman” book is now for sale! – The perfect gift for everyone.

Cropped back cover

Tuesday evening in Nyon saw the official launch of  the book “Living along Lac Léman”. Thankyou so much to all those who came to the Villa Thomas at the COV for the vernissage/launch. Photos above. Happy book fans!   The venue in the stunning lake side setting made it the perfect place to launch the book. It also gave readers of […]

Music concerts in Château courtyard this weekend/ Photos from 1st August

Alphorn at Oeschinenesee C

  Each July and August, the “Association Pleine Lune” (full moon” association) organises musical concerts in the lovely courtyard setting of  Nyon’s château. These concerts include performances of classic works, with new interpretations and new musical arrangements. This weekend there are three evenings on the agenda in the company of flautist, composer, arranger and musician Julien Monti.  Friday […]

Swiss National Day celebrations across the area

Aug st buns

Monday 1st August is Swiss National Day, and it will be celebrated right across the area tomorrow. Time to get out the bunting and the flags! For more details of the ceremonies and events planned where you live, either check the website of your local tourist office, take a look at your village noticeboard or last Friday’s edition of La Côte […]

Naval parade this weekend in Rolle. Working on the new building at UEFA

Ferry a

Every year the ferry company CGN organises a big naval  parade on Lac Léman. On Sunday 5th June it’s the turn of Rolle to host the parade. There is a full programme for the day, members of the public can embark on the ferries to take part in the parade at various points along the lake, or they can simply watch […]

Trudging to Migros and entertaining the kids in rain and snow. Life as a male trailing spouse in Vaud

temperature and piscine C

The term “trailing spouse” is often used when referring to the accompanying partner of an employee who has been relocated to a new country. Up to a few years ago, this usually meant a woman following her husband or partner to that new area. Today however, there are many male trailing spouses that have followed their partners due to a company move. […]

Living in Rolle


Living in Nyon spoke to expatriate Sandra Wilmer who moved to Rolle in July 2009. Sandra, originally from Johannesburg in South Africa, tells us why she loves living in Rolle. “Rolle is a magical and charming town. Even though it has a population of just *5,000 people, it has everything one needs to go about one’s daily business, with a butcher, baker etc. Rolle […]