Useful Swiss Consumer Programme – From Scams to Dried mushrooms, Toothbrushes and Tea.

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If you are interested in consumer issues and want to know more about the products you buy here in French speaking Switzerland, it’s worth taking a look at the weekly television programme called ABE (A Bon Entendeur) presented by Manuelle Pernod and broadcast on Tuesday evenings on RTS1 at 20:10 A regular look at the […]

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

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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 […]

Local election time again in Vaud – A guide for those eligible to vote

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   It can’t have escaped your notice that it’s local election time again as campaign posters from all the political parties spring up around the towns and villages of Vaud. The candidates that are putting themselves forward for the Nyon elections usually can be found  Place St-Martin (in the centre of Nyon) every Saturday morning. They are […]

Questions and answers on local schooling

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Living in Nyon has recently received a few questions from parents who are about to move to the area and who are considering putting their children into the local public schools.  For those parents who have questions you might like to know that the canton of Vaud has recently produced a helpful website with the key facts to public schools […]

Nyon link to the America’s Cup and what it is like to live in Bassins


The America’s Cup race has officially started and all interest is on Valencia in Spain right now. However there is a local interest too as Mr Ernesto Bertorelli the owner of Alinghi the Swiss catamaran in the race, used to live in Gland, the town just a few miles from Nyon. Mr Bertorelli is not the only celebrity resident from this area, […]