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 […]

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 […]

Films to watch out for over the next 7 days – From a Laundry Room in Lausanne, to Environmental films, to a film set in Michigan

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Still above from the film “Northern Light” set in remote Michigan  in the U.S – photo courtesy Visions du Réel. The signs have been erected around the town for the upcoming Visions du Réel film festival and shops have decorated their windows in red as part of this year’s “See the town in Red” festival […]

Big Expat fair in Lausanne on Sunday 4th Nov. French/ English conversation exchange wanted

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In just over a week’s time it’s the Léman Expat Fair! This event will take place in Lausanne from 11:00-17:00 on Sunday 4th November. This fair, now in its 6th year is where expats and members of the public can go to find around 140 business, services, clubs and groups all under one roof.  All […]

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 […]

From Book Fairs to Afternoon Teas to Jubilee Events – Events in the area

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  Photo above: Trifle and cakes after the special jubilee La Côte Anglican church service in Gingins. Living in Nyon at Book Fair in Nyon on Sunday, “So British” event in Crassier, English Cinema and Caribana this week, Afternoon Tea in Rolle and Trélex, English Theatre and more! There’s a lot happening in the month of June around the Nyon and […]

Big Expat Fair and Career Fair this weekend in Lausanne – Reminder book signing today, other events

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On Sunday 6th November it’s the Leman Expat Fair. Over 120 Swiss and international businesses and services with experience in serving the English-speaking community will be in one place under the same roof at the Beaulieu in Lausanne. Whether you have just arrived in Switzerland, or have been here for a while, these fairs are a great way of finding out what’s […]

Brillantmont International School: New sports hall and classroom space

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Brillantmont International School in Lausanne is getting bigger! If you are driving near the park “Mon Repos” in the centre of Lausanne, you will probably come face to face with a construction site. This is the new project of Brillantmont International School in Lausanne (see previous post about this school), which is building a multi-purpose hall […]

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 […]

From Georges Simenon’s pipe to Vaud produce – Christmas shopping in Lausanne


  Last-Minute Christmas Shopping – For this post, Living in Nyon’s new writer Francesca Brewer-Krebs, travels out of Nyon to check out  the local shops in the old town of Lausanne.   All of these shops are walkable or accessible by bus from the railway station, perfect if you don’t want to take the car out in this snowy weather! Over to Francesca. […]