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 […]

European “Heritage” weekend – Free entry to Nyon castle, museums and centre for fire rescue

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Free entry to local places of interest It’s the “Journeés Européenes du Patrimoine”  - “European Heritage weekend”  on Saturday the 7th and Sunday 8th September.  Many local buildings in Nyon and in other towns and villages open their doors  free of charge to enable the public to discover the rich heritage of the area.  Even […]

English speaking famous authors in Morges and Nyon this weekend

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Cruise along the lake listening to writers talk about their work Photo above: Le livre sur les quais 2012 From Victoria Hislop to Douglas Kennedy to John Boyne, there will be over 20 English speaking authors and almost 300 writers in total at “Le livre sur les quais” this weekend the 6th to 8th September. […]

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 […]

Happy Easter To All Living In Nyon Readers! Decorated Fountains, Easter Celebrations And (Hopefully) The First Signs Of Spring…

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        Decorated Fountains Around Nyon Walking around Nyon, you might have seen one of the numerous decorated fountains across town. A local tradition, the fountains are decorated each year at Easter by local schools, groups and shops, for the pleasure of all. A “treasure hunt” is organised around these fountains: each fountain […]

Hello Switzerland magazine now out, Events – Fashion event, Monday film in English, Christmas Market, Trad Jazz, Nativity Service

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  There are a lot of activities going on in the Nyon and Geneva region at this time of year. Read on for a selection of these below. Winter issue of Hello Switzerland now out. The image above and in the banner on this post, is taken from the winter issue of  ”Hello Switzerland” magazine. […]

Autumn Fair and Wine fair in Nyon/ Afternoon tea in Morges at Classic Car show

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On Saturday 6th October it’s the Autumn fair in Nyon. It’s always a colourful event with autumn produce on sale, special events and stalls placed around the centre of town ( Place du Midi, Rue Juste Olivier, Place Martin, Place Bel Air etc).  Also on the same day, it’s the Fête de la Vigne (the […]

Four free invitations for readers to Classic Car Show in Morges

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There are four free invitations for readers to join Lloyds TSB Private banking for refreshments and canapés on a London double decker bus at the  Classic Car show on the 6th October in Morges. This gathering of classic cars in a the lovely lakeside setting of Morges is now in its 21st  year. In 2011 the event […]

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 […]