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

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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 […]

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 […]

Music, Cinema, Rugby: what’s on in Nyon next week

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  Looking for something to do next week? Here are a few things going on in the area over the next ten days. Cinema Both Cinéma Capitole in Nyon and Cinéma Rex in Aubonne offer special English speaking screenings. The next English films you can go and see in these two cinemas are: Cinema Rex, […]

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

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  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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Theatre, Comedy, Sport, Music and Community events in March

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Cleaning up the Toblerones, Barn dance, Arthur Smith at comedy night, Climate Conference, English Theatre, Rock at Usine, Next male trailing spouse meet up and Big Rugby match Photo above – Rock group Bench playing down at the Usine à Gaz tonight. There are lots of events scheduled for March in Nyon and the surrounding area. Here is a selection of them […]

Brillantmont – A traditional school with a family atmosphere, modern outlook and help for working parents

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Spotlight on Schools  1 -  Living in Nyon goes behind the scenes of the three schools that are currently advertised on the site. We begin with Brillantmont International School in Lausanne.    Hung in the entrance hall of  this school is an electronic board that gently reminds pupils that the mid year exams are not far away; just one example of  the school using modern […]

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 […]