Paléo – no April Fool – Jack Johnson, Elton John, The Black Keys and a Latin beat

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Despite the local newspaper La Côte publishing an April fool today saying that Paléo was moving the whole festival over the border to Divonne in France, the bands and artists announced for the 2014 Paléo festival line up were no joke. Photo above – The Black Keys from the U.S   playing Schizophrenic blues rock […]

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 […]

From winter sledging to the business of football, to reaction on Sunday’s immigration vote

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1260+ (1260 is the post code of Nyon)  is a  selection of interesting articles chosen from other English information sites and blogs here in Switzerland. Some articles feature places around the Nyon area, some are on places or events to be found further afield. We have also chosen a selection of articles commenting on Sunday’s recent vote […]

From Christmas Markets to Jazz Carols to presents for Paléo

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There are plenty of Christmas related activities going on in the area right now, here are three,  plus an idea for a Christmas present offered by Paléo! It’s the Christmas market in Nyon down by the lake side this Sunday 8th December from 08:00- 18.30.   Stalls, food etc  more info here The Christmas market in Morges […]

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

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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 […]

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

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  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, […]

The Swiss Honeymoon is over … now what?

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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 […]

Launch of walk from Geneva to to Salamanca on Sunday carrying environmental message

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On Sunday 2nd June  it’s the launch of the Trail to Salamanca – an initiative developed to carry the messages for the 10th World Wilderness Congress – WILD10 – in Salamanca, Spain, 4-10 October 2013. The launch  at 11:00 will be hosted by Musée d’Histoire des Sciences  128 rue de Lausanne, in Geneva. An official ceremony will […]

Have fun and discover local fauna and flora on the 25th of May! Get to know your neighbours on the 31st of May!

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 Nature Celebrated in Nyon As part of the Nature festival, which will take place throughout Switzerland from the 24th to the 26th of May, the town of Nyon is organising a day of festivities around nature in the town. A photo contest called “Unusual nature in Nyon” will also take place. The area behind the […]

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 […]