Books by local English authors – Christmas present suggestions


If you are still looking for Christmas present ideas, why not give a book  written by an English author that lives locally here in Switzerland?                                 We have chosen a selection of eight books covering a variety of genres and […]

Volunteer opportunities in Geneva and Nyon – from helping the homeless to organising conferences.


Image above courtesy: Serve the City. Living in Nyon receives many emails from readers asking if there any volunteering opportunities in the area. There are plenty!  From helping to clean up the lake, to volunteering in charity shops, we will be featuring more of these on this site in the future. In the meantime, here […]

“Slow Train” a run away success!

Diccon with book

Thanks to all of you who came along to the launch of the book “Slow Train to Switzerland” by Diccon Bewes at the Ferme du Manoir last night. Over 80 people listened to Diccon (author, travel writer and great raconteur!) tell the story of the first Thomas Cook escorted tour to Switzerland over 150 years […]

Gala Concert for Indian Charity, Reminder – Book launch in English in Nyon on Monday, a few spaces left.

Not the Last Night of the Proms

Friends of India, the Nyon based charity are holding a Gala concert on Saturday 23rd November in Geneva. See Flyer below. Also, a reminder of the book launch (a Living in Nyon event) in English of “Slow Train to Switzerland” on November 25th in Nyon. There are a few places left for this event reservations […]

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


  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, […]

Book Launch and Reading in Nyon – “Slow Train to Switzerland” – November 25 – Reserve now!

Slow Train final cover for event small v

Living in Nyon and OffThe Shelf English Book Shop   are delighted to announce the book launch (the first in Switzerland!) and reading of  Slow Train to Switzerland    - One Tour, Two Trips, 150 Years and a World of Change Apart by Travel Writer Diccon Bewes  (Author of Swiss Watching/ Le Suissologue) On the occasion of the 150th anniversary […]

The Swiss Honeymoon is over … now what?

Melina Hiralal for blog

Have you recently arrived in Switzerland as an expat?   Here is a short article written by Melina Hiralal on how to cope with this exciting and challenging time.  Melina is a cross cultural consultant and lives near Nyon. She works with companies, families and individuals offering training and assistance during both the expatriation and the repatriation process.  She […]

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

cirqueship 1

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 […]

Calendar Girls come to Carouge. “Pick your Own” fruit and Flowers in Rolle and Nyon

Calendar girls in rehearsal

Calendar Girls. “Pick your Own” fruit and flowers The Geneva English Drama Society will be performing the play “Calendar Girls” from Tuesday June 18th to Saturday June 22.  The weekday performances are at 20:00 and the Saturday show is at 19:00. There will be a special gala performance on Friday June 21 in the presence […]

More music this weekend. Photo opportunities at at the Bol d’Or.

Fete de la musique 2013

Although the Caribana festival finished last week, there is more music on the way as the first part of La Fete de la Musique will take part in Nyon on Saturday 15th June and on Sunday 16th in Prangins (part 2 will be next weekend). There’s a full programme of music on the agenda, bands […]