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 […]

Balcony or Big Plot of Land? Gardening Tips and Advice for the Geneva/ Vaud area.

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Whether you have a small balcony at 400 metres in Nyon, or a big plot of land at 1,000 metres high up in St Cergue, if you are in need of some excellent gardening advice for this part of the world, then look no further than the Swiss Gardening School. The school’s tag line is “Lessons in […]

New fun website on Switzerland, Save WRS petition, Spring fair, Intercultural weekend and more


Photo above: Ceramic pots on sale at the Nyon Spring Market in 2008 The weather has finally warmed up and there’s lots going on here over the next few weeks in the Vaud area and a selection of events are listed below. Firstly though, Living in Nyon is delighted to announce that from time 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 […]

“Not everything is run from Paris”- Living in Divonne Part 2

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In October 2010, Living in Nyon reader Celia Marsh  wrote about what it is like to live in Divonne in France, (just a few miles from Nyon).  Here is another article, also about living in on Divonne, but this time it comes from long time resident John Burley. John is a “Conseiller Municipal” in the town and here he writes about the activities […]

Living in Divonne – The town, the spa, the lake and those French taxes!

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Photo above C. Nelson-Pollard: Rowing on Lac Divonne Divonne les Bains in France (just a few miles from Nyon) is famous for its Sunday morning market. Locals and visitors alike, come from far and wide for the wide selection of fresh food, spices, household goods, bread, French cheeses and a little bit of French ambiance (accordion player included!) […]