Villa Niedermeyer is now officially open – Events on this weekend

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The sound of jazz and classical music drifted over the lake on Tuesday evening as pupils from the Conservatoire of Nyon (COV) played at the official opening of the Villa Niedermeyer. This villa, which is situated next to the Villa Thomas (the current home of the Conservatoire) had remained empty for many years and it was becoming […]

Bol D’Or this weekend, New events website, Warehouse sale at Catambo in Vich

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iframe> Yacht race this weekend – Photo above cnp From the 17-19 June, the fabulous yacht race the “Bol D’ Or” will take place on Lac Léman. Yachts begin the race in Geneva on Saturday and sail as fast as they can down to the other end of the lake to Le Bouveret and back again. It’s […]

Jardins en Fête in Coppet a success – Photos and report

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Every year in May, “Les Jardins en Fête” organise a stunning display of nature, flowers and plants at the Château de Coppet. English Botanical photographer Catherine Lewis, went to the fête and photographed some of the displays. She has kindly sent some of these photos and a short report about the day to Living in Nyon.   Catherine says: […]

Maradona in Nyon and the King of Spain in Vaud – Local news summary

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  Photo above: courtesy of Hublot Here is a summary of some recent local news taken and translated from La Côte newspaper.  Don’t forget, there is an English column in La Côte each Friday written by the Living in Nyon editor, it’s a light hearted look at living in this area. It can be found on the […]

From Wine Open days to Jazz to Woody Allen Films – Events this weekend

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In addition to the big Spring Fair in Gingins on Saturday (see post below), there are lots of events happening around the area this weekend.  Caves Ouvertes – Mont Sur Rolle  Firstly, over in Mont sur Rolle,  it’s  “Cave Ouvertes” (Open House ) in over 30 wine cellars on Saturday 21 May from 11:00 -19:00, and Sunday […]

Sunday events – Guided tour of Arboretum in Aubonne – Classical concert at Conservatoire

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On Sunday there will be a guided tour of the Arboretum in Aubonne at 14:00 and the theme will be “Forests from the West coast of the U.S.A.” The walk will be guided by M.Sylvain Meier (forester). Rendezvous at 13:45 at L’Arbe’space at the welcome centre of the Arboretum. Duration of walk two hours, wear sensible walking shoes! […]

Spring in Nyon – March newsletter now out/ Events coming up

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Warmer weather has now arrived in Nyon and the Spring newsletter of Living in Nyon is now out. On it there is a round up of what has been featured on the site for the past three months, there is also exciting news about Nyon’s cinema!  If you would like to receive this free newsletter, just susbscribe by registering in […]

Theatre, Comedy, Sport, Music and Community events in March

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Cleaning up the Toblerones, Barn dance, Arthur Smith at comedy night, Climate Conference, English Theatre, Rock at Usine, Next male trailing spouse meet up and Big Rugby match Photo above – Rock group Bench playing down at the Usine à Gaz tonight. There are lots of events scheduled for March in Nyon and the surrounding area. Here is a selection of them […]

Lake Cleaning this Saturday


This Saturday it’s the fourth annual “lake cleaning day“when volunteers and divers spend the day retrieving various objects and artefacts from the water, from various points all along the lake including over in France. Check out the gallery of photos from previous years to see what the volunteers found!

Bird watching in Nyon and environs.


A big thankyou to keen ornithologist Mike Bowman for this post below. There are some interesting birds around this area and Mike has given us an insight into which ones can be seen and where to go to spot them. If you want to know more, Mike is available as a guide, or just as […]