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 […]

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 […]

“Oklahoma!” in Nyon this week, Discover local produce on “Proxité” Day and try out a Velopass bike!


  Musical in English this weekend to end the summer season. For the past few years at at the end of August, young actors in the Really Youthful Group (this group is part of GAOS – Geneva Amateur Opera Society), have performed a musical in English in Nyon for the general public.  This show has […]

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 […]

” A compelling, historical and bittersweet film” by local filmmaker on Edgar Snow, U.S Journalist

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Photo above and below from  “A Home Far Away” - courtesy Visions du Réel The second review on this site of a film to be shown at Visions du Réel 2012, has been written by Trish Thalman. Trish is originally from California and lives in Gland and has been reviewing films for this site for the previous two years. Read her personal footnote to […]

From Lloyds to Lunches to Local Issues – All in a day’s work for Axel Niels – commercial director of the “Terre Bonne” business Park in Eysins.

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  This is a second part of a feature “Living and Working in Eysins” (see part one here). Here we speak to the commercial director of the Terre Bonne business park, set just on  the outskirts of the village.  With over 400 staff already in place, and a planned total of 1,500 due to be established […]

Living and working in Eysins – Part one in a two part series

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   Photo above: A sculpture in the centre of Eysins. Here is the first article in a two part series on living and working in the commune of Eysins. Part two will be a feature on the new Terre Bonne Business centre which is also situated in Eysins. Eysins is a village which is just on the […]