Visions du Réel programme revealed, tickets now on sale

Containers VDR

The posters and signs for the Visions due Réel film festival have now gone up around Nyon and the festival programme has now been revealed. Tickets to films are now available for purchase. The festival takes place  from the 25th April to the 3rd May. Printed programmes can be found around the town, in the tourist […]

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

Paléo Andes

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 […]

Oscar winning film in English to be shown in Nyon and Aubonne this weekend and next Monday


Texas, la Traviata or a film about truth on the internet – Take your pick! “Dallas Buyers Club”.   This Oscar winning film will be shown next week at both Nyon and Aubonne cinemas. In Aubonne it will be shown in English on Saturday 8th March at 17:30, Sunday at 20:30 and  Tuesday at 20:30. […]

Free tickets to Crimson ProjeKCt (Offshoot of King Crimson) performing in Nyon 7 March

Logo CP

There are 2 x 2 free tickets up for grabs for the Crimson ProjeCKt concert coming up on the 7th March at the Usine a Gaz in Nyon.  The normal ticket price is 35 CHF per person. The Crimson ProjeKCt is a King Crimson offshoot featuring  three current members of the historic band, primarily focussing […]

Jazz in Nyon – Thursday 27 and Friday 28 Feb.

Duo Jazz

There are two opportunities this week for jazz lovers to attend concerts in Nyon.   The first is an apéro, an after work drink on Thursday 27th  February in the atmospheric cave (cellar) of Nyon’s château. Doors open at 17:00, music at 18:30.   The “Two Monkeys”  jazz duo are on the line up. Just […]

Drummer from Blur to play at winter rock festival in Nyon

Dave Rowntree

Dave Rowntree, the drummer from the legendary UK band Blur is on the line up to play at Les Hivernales, the  winter rock and beat festival which begins in Nyon on the 27th February.  Every year this four day festival goes from strength to strength. The festival itself is spread across various indoor venues in […]

Festival dates for 2014, Roadworks in Nyon centre for 5 months, plus other news.

Dates for diary

Here is a handy list of dates of the five main festivals taking place in the Nyon area in 2014. The season kicks off with the winter mini rock festival Les Hivernales, followed in April by the documentary film festival Visions du Réel. Caribana, the first of the summer festivals takes place in June, (note: […]

Free tickets for New Year’s Masked Ball and Merry Christmas from Living in Nyon!

New Year's eve

Seasons Greetings and a Very Merry Christmas from Living in Nyon!   Church services, New Year’s Eve party and more late night shopping. Tonight (Monday 23rd December) there will be another late shopping night in Nyon. Shops will be open until 22:00. The late night shopping event last Friday was great fun, not only were […]

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


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 […]

Free tickets for two concerts at Usine a Gaz in December. Local events in November


There are five pairs of free concert tickets up for grabs at the “Usine a Gaz”  to the Shantal and Bucovina Club Orkestra on Friday 6th December and 5 pairs of tickets  to the special DJ  90′s dance night “Coquillages and Crustaces” in Nyon on Saturday 7th December. For those who haven’t been to the […]