L’Elastique Citrique tours lakeside aboard ancient sailing boat next week- daily shows in ports.

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A year after performing at Paleo, L’Elastique Citrique, Nyon’s circus school will be going on tour next week down the Vaud lakeside. The circus troupe, made of about 20 artists who train at the circus school several times a week will be on tour for a week, but there’s a twist: they’ll be touring aboard […]

More music this weekend. Photo opportunities at at the Bol d’Or.

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Although the Caribana festival finished last week, there is more music on the way as the first part of La Fete de la Musique will take part in Nyon on Saturday 15th June and on Sunday 16th in Prangins (part 2 will be next weekend). There’s a full programme of music on the agenda, bands […]

Interview with Tony Lerch, director of Caribana – Giving a warm welcome to musicians and music lovers

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On Wednesday 5th June, the lake side around Crans près Céligny will be rocking to the sound of Motor Head and Skunk Anansie, two of the headline acts playing on the first night at the 2013 Caribana festival. Photo above: Skunk Anansie  - courtesy Caribana Festival This festival first began 23 years ago when a […]

This Sunday – Spectacular Naval Parade in Nyon, La Côte English speaking church holds service in centre of Nyon

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Each year, different towns up and down the Swiss side of lac léman take it in turns to hold a big naval parade involving all the beautiful CGN Belle-Epoque/ Paddle Steamer boats. This year on Sunday 19th May it’s the turn of Nyon to host the parade! The day will begin at 10:00 when passengers […]

“Living along Lac Léman” book is now for sale! – The perfect gift for everyone.

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Tuesday evening in Nyon saw the official launch of  the book “Living along Lac Léman”. Thankyou so much to all those who came to the Villa Thomas at the COV for the vernissage/launch. Photos above. Happy book fans!   The venue in the stunning lake side setting made it the perfect place to launch the book. It also gave readers of […]

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 […]

Brillantmont – A traditional school with a family atmosphere, modern outlook and help for working parents

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Spotlight on Schools  1 -  Living in Nyon goes behind the scenes of the three schools that are currently advertised on the site. We begin with Brillantmont International School in Lausanne.    Hung in the entrance hall of  this school is an electronic board that gently reminds pupils that the mid year exams are not far away; just one example of  the school using modern […]

That Alinghi boat, and more festivals in Nyon


Anyone down by the lake near the buvette of Crans on August 1st, got a fabulous sight of a flotilla of boats following the new Alinghi 5 boat as it sailed between Lausanne and Geneva. With a clear view of Mont Blanc, a light breeze and beautiful weather, there could not have been better sailing […]

Sailing Regatta in Nyon this week

If you are wondering why there are lots of folk all with binoculars and all staring out at the lake this week, it’s because there a sailing regatta on. Each evening until the 11th you can catch the beautiful sight of yachts sailing around Nyon on Lake Geneva. On Tuesday night there was a bit […]