Photo above taken at the Bol D’or in 2007. This famous yacht race will take place this year from the 15 -15 June 2012
News – Living in Nyon was featured in the 10 May issue of the Swiss magazine l’Hebdo in a four page article called “Les Expatriés, Absurdes Boucs Emissaires” . In it, the article discussed the continued growth of the Lac Léman region and the attraction of the area to the many multinationals that have chosen to base themselves here. It also discussed the subsequent problems and difficulties that have arisen because of this growth (shortage of housing, high rents etc ). It questions the value of bringing in any more expatriates to the area, particularly when some of them don’t attempt to integrate or speak French. The magazine then interviews a variety of individuals on their thoughts on the subject from the Mayor of Nyon, Daniel Rossellat to Nir Ofek from Glocals, to the Living in Nyon editor. The editor gave her views and you can read them, and those of the others in terviewd in the article here A selection of events coming up in the Region
Tonight Friday 19 May, it’s the last ever concert of the hip hop slam group “Trip In” in their current form. They will perform in the Usine a Gaz from 21:30 onwards (doors open at 21:00) Details here
Morgan Cars in Nyon
Also next weekend 26 and 27 May it’s “Caves Ouvertes in Vaud”! Over 300 wineries and caves will be open to members of the public to taste and buy wine. See site here.
Focale, the photography association based in Nyon has a new exhibition called “Neptune – Squats 2002 -2012″ by Julien Gregorio. The exhibition will run from 6 May -17 June and can be seen in Focale’s gallery just near the château of Nyon. See details here on the Focale website
There’s Swing Jazz at the 1306 Club on Friday 25 May at the 1306 Club from 20:30 onwards. More details here
Tourist office now open by lake
Nyon Tourist office has now opened its summer pavilion. This is siutated next to the ferry embarcation point on the lake side to cater for the thousands of tourists who visit the area in the summer months. It will be open seven days a week from 10:00-16:00 in May June and September and from 10:00- 18:00 in July and August.
For all tourist and other local events coming up in the area see the list here on the Nyon tourist website
Further afield – Beer Festival next weekend in Vevey
Beer festival – Fri 25 May to Mon 28 May
This beer festival will take place at the market square in Vevey at Vevey “Beach”. Wide range of beers, concerts and more. For more information – see site here.