Fireworks and Nyon Castle lit up red for 1st August

Cropped Swiss buns

There will be fireworks at 22:15 on the 1st August at Nyon’s lakeside to celebrate Swiss National Day. Nyon château will also be lit up red for the occasion.  Prior to the fireworks there will be an ceremony beginning at 19:00 at the Esplanade des Marroniers. At 19:40, there will be the ringing of bells, at 19:45 the presentation of […]

All Souls Orchestra and Jazz on Friday, Distillery of Bassins open to public on Saturday

All Souls Concert NYON

On Friday 17th July at 19:30 there will be an evening of music from the All Souls Orchestra  from London. This event will be held on outside on the patio of the L’Eglise de la Colombière in Rue de la Colombère in Nyon. Formed in 1972, the orchestra provides musical entertainment at official events and tours abroad and is an unique opportunity […]

From Garden Fêtes to Naval Parades and Neighbours’ Day – Events in May


This weekend (on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May ) it’s the Jardins en Fête which will be held in the park and grounds of the Château de Coppet. This event is dedicated to plants and the art of the garden and brings together gardening professionals all in one space. With over 130 exhibitors it is one of the biggest garden events in the […]

Debate on the future of Nyon’s lakeside

Débat rives novembre 2014

On Thursday 20th November at 18:30 there will be a debate on the future of Nyon’s “Rive”, the lakeside area of the town. What is needed along the lakeside, what can be developed, what’s next for the area? The debate will be moderated by Madame Marie-Christine Fert from La Côte newspaper. There will be various […]

Book and Literary events in English – Book fair in Morges in September, Reading group in Crans, Writers’ Group in Geneva


If you are interested in all things literary, then you are spoiled for choice in the Geneva and Vaud area.  Not only is the area home to a large and important writers’ group (covering both fiction and non-fiction – see below), a reading group in Crans that is open to the public, but in a few weeks, the fabulous […]