Book and Literary events in English – Book fair in Morges in September, Reading group in Crans, Writers’ Group in Geneva


If you are interested in all things literary, then you are spoiled for choice in the Geneva and Vaud area.  Not only is the area home to a large and important writers’ group (covering both fiction and non-fiction – see below), a reading group in Crans that is open to the public, but in a few weeks, the fabulous […]

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 […]

Interview with Tony Lerch, director of Caribana – Giving a warm welcome to musicians and music lovers

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On Wednesday 5th June, the lake side around Crans près Céligny will be rocking to the sound of Motor Head and Skunk Anansie, two of the headline acts playing on the first night at the 2013 Caribana festival. Photo above: Skunk Anansie  - courtesy Caribana Festival This festival first began 23 years ago when a […]

The films of Peter Entell – Interview Part Two

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This is the second part of Living in Nyon’s interview with U.S Film director Peter Entell – For part one, click here Tell us a little about your latest film “A Home Far Away” which is set in the Nyon area  “A Home far Away” tells the true story of U.S  journalist Edgar Snow, the […]

A View from the Bridge – Play in English in Coppet plus other events coming up

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 There are lots of events happening in the first weeks of November in the Nyon region, here are a few listed below.  Plus, the Living in Nyon November newsletter is due to be sent out in the next couple of days, if you would like to receive it, just sign up in the subscription box in the box to […]

“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 […]

Nyon beaches make it into “Most Beautiful Beaches” list. Railway station gets upgrade. Rive Jazzy on this weekend

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Photo above – one of the cultural activities of Nyon’s Bains de Trois Jetees association. Nyon’s main beach,  the “Plages de Trois Jetées”,  the “Plage de Promenthoux” in Prangins, and the “Plage de Céligny”, have all made it into the list of “Most Beautiful Beaches in Swiss Romande” . This list, festured in the July 7th issue of  “L’Hebdo”, was compiled by […]

Caribana starts today! Tickets still available -Texas, Justin Nozuka, Marc Sway tonight.


Caribana, the first of the summer music festivals in the Nyon area begins tonight down on the lakeside in Crans sur Nyon. At the moment of going to press there were still tickets for sale for all five nights. The weather forecast is set to improve just a little this afternoon, but best take rain gear and […]

Caribana – Music for all ages from Kool and the Gang to OMD to Misty Miller

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Photo above:  The “biotiful” range of Caribana T shirts 2011. The full line up for the 21st edition of Caribana music festival is now out and reveals a programme of music and styles to suit all ages. For those that want to reminisce, “Get Down On It” and boogie, Kool and the Gang  will be performing on the Grande […]

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 […]