Living in Nyon editor featured in article on expatriates in l’Hebdo – Events coming up


 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

Approx 25 English Morgan cars will be in and around Nyon between the 25 the and 27th May in an event called NyonMog  organised by the Swiss Morgan Owners Group

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.

Photo Exhibition

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

Swing Jazz 

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.





New Arrivals and Site News!

New Arrivals and “Living in Nyon” on the TV and in the newspaper!

Hot news! Although “Living in Nyon” has been around for a while, it is only recently that I have concentrated on its publicity, and what a few weeks it has been because of it!

The site has been featured in the newspaper and on TV, so it’s all good news, consequently visitor numbers have shot up.

Firstly here’s the TV coverage The section is called “Info Hebdo” which means daily info/news.

The total length of the video link is 7 minutes 30. There are two features before me and “Living in Nyon” is at the end at 2 minutes 16, You can forward it to the exact point by sliding the bar at the bottom of the screen to 2.16.

When you see a shot of the Nyon rooftops, that’s the beginning of the piece. Here’s the link.

Not so keen on seeing myself on camera mind you, the sun that was was very bright that day so I look quite pale, and I don’t seem to smile a lot, which isn’t really me, but…. the coverage of the site itself is just great! and the Yvan Mulone, the interviewer and cameraman from
Nyon Region Television was very friendly, and is a nice guy.

The interview was filmed on the terrace of the chateau and Mont Blanc was looking magnificent. I said that the view from where I was standing was was one of my favourite views in the world, and Mr Mulone said it was his too. The interview is in French by the way, my very poor French mixed up with a bit of Spanish…..


Here is the newspaper article that was featured in La Cote

Other News/New Arrivals!

Very shortly there will be new categories added to this site including

1. Fitness/ jogging routes around Nyon

2. Places to stay (Bed and Breakfast)

3. More information on accommodation under the “frequently asked questions”

4. And a fun section on the familiar faces that you often see in the streets of Nyon.

If you have any suggestions for new categories you also want to see on here, then let me know.