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 […]

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, […]

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!


 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 […]

Green Film Festival tours Vaud, Geneva and France 16 February – 3rd March

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  The eighth “Festival Festival du Film Vert” is touring towns and villages both in the Canton of Vaud, Geneva and neighbouring France over the next couple of weeks and there will be screening a selection of films in Nyon on Sunday 17th February. The first film to be shown at 10:00 is called “LoveMeat […]

How Environmentally Friendly Is Your House? Get It Checked For Free By Nyon Council!


As part of Nyon’s new energy saving scheme, “Nyon-Energie”, the town council is reaching out to locals to help them reduce the energy they use. Conscious of how complicated some of these issues can be, the town is organising a campaign to raise public awareness called “Eco-Contact”. “Energy Ambassadors” will make home visits to those […]

New year, new emails for this site and events

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A Happy New Year to all readers!  Many of you will already have received the Living in Nyon Winter newsletter which was sent out in the first few days of January. The newsletter contains a summary of previous articles published on this site over the last few months plus the news that the site now […]

Six degrees swimming and where to get rid of rubbish and those Christmas trees


The lake’s temperature was a mere six degrees on Sunday but it didn’t stop quite a few brave souls going for a swim as part of the official inaugaration of the sauna (see post from 2nd January). There were those that swam in regular swimming costumes and those who dressed up to go in the water. The […]

What do Nyon, Google Earth, and the Amazon Rainforest have in common?


The answer is Chief Almir from the Surui tribe in Brazil, and Nyon’s Paléo festival. For the past two summers, Chief Almir and some members of his tribe have been invited from Brazil to come to the Paléo music festival. where, with a stand run by the association Aquaverde, they have drawn attention to the destruction of […]

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!