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 […]

Sirens to sound today – “Happy” Pharrell Williams videos in Lausanne and Geneva

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Photo above – Council workers pruning trees down by Nyon lake side Siren testing today Don’t panic if you hear sirens sounding today 5th February between 13:30 and 14:00 in the Nyon area, this is the annual siren testing which takes place  on the first Wednesday of February.  See more info here on the reason […]

Arts festival starts in Nyon. Apartment to rent in Geneva

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Far°  - the final festival of the big four festivals in Nyon, starts today the 7th August and continues until the 17th August. (The other three festivals are Visions du Réel, Caribana and Paléo) Far°  is the acronym for “festival des arts vivants”, (festival of the living arts) and there is a lot on the programme over the next […]

L’Elastique Citrique tours lakeside aboard ancient sailing boat next week- daily shows in ports.

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A year after performing at Paleo, L’Elastique Citrique, Nyon’s circus school will be going on tour next week down the Vaud lakeside. The circus troupe, made of about 20 artists who train at the circus school several times a week will be on tour for a week, but there’s a twist: they’ll be touring aboard […]

Career Fair for expats, Book Fair, Schools Fair, and Mast blasting!

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 Masts blown up in Prangins The photos on this page were taken yesterday near the village of Prangins.  The two radio masts (each weighing 70 tonnes!),  have been a landmark in the area for many years and were blown up on Thursday by a special explosives team.  You can read all about the masts’ history […]

Farm shops and bbq spots in the area. Guided tour in English round Nyon this Saturday followed by apéro.

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  Photo above (cnp) –  Early evening on the terrace of Nyon château Did you know that every first Saturday of the month (from May to October), Nyon Tourism organises a guided tour around the town for tourists, guests (and residents too!) to discover Nyon’s rich cultural history? Tours are given in French, German and English, they begin […]

Clothes shopping on a Sunday, English speaking sales staff and a 10% discount for Living in Nyon readers!

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  Did you know that you can now shop for clothes on a Sunday at the Karen Millen store in Geneva?  Not only is the store open on a Sunday for personal shopping (by previous appointment ), but Sarah Groves, the franchise partner of Karen Millen in Switzerland, will guide you towards the perfect outfit including […]