Interview with Philip Jennings – General Secretary of Uni Global Union in Nyon

Philip Jennings

Here is the second of the Living in Nyon interviews with influential individuals who live in the La Côte area. See previous interview with Daniel Rossellat (Nyon mayor and head of Paléo) here. Here we speak to Philip Jennings –  Jennings, Welshman, rugby lover and former volunteer firefighter – was listed in Bilan magazine as one of the […]

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

Cropped back cover

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 […]

Swiss local politics – “The drama is hidden behind the geraniums”

Philippe Martinet

From time to time Living in Nyon features articles which are written by guest writers. For this post, Phillipe Martinet, a local deputy and councillor in Gland for the past 25 years, has written about his perspective on local Swiss politics.  He sums up  what he feels he has (or hasn’t!) achieved in the 25 years that he has been […]

Bernard Garo – Renowned Nyon artist opens up his workshop to the public next weekend

Garo C

Along the Route de L’Etraz in Nyon lies a set of ateliers (workshops) and at number 20 A (5) is the studio of renowned Nyon artist Bernard Garo.  Garo is well known in Switzerland for his art, photography and installations and although he lives and works in Nyon,  his eye is firmly on the rest of the world. His global vision inspires him to travel to other  countries not only for […]

From Costa Rica to La Côte- Interview with Braulio Mora plus news.


Quick round up on a couple of pieces of recent news taken from La Côte plus an interview with Braulio Mora, local resident and one of the youngest members of Nyon town council. Pool for Chéserex: The citizens of Chéserex (a village near Nyon)  voted on the 31st January to go ahead with the construction of an indoor swimming pool […]

Ex Swissair pilot, now head of Nyon local council – Interview with Eric Bieler


Flying above Kilimanjaro, looking down at the spectacular Andes from a cockpit or landing at Kai Tak (the old Hong Kong airport) are among the favourite memories and routes of retired *Swissair pilot Eric Bieler, now president of the Conseil Communal here in Nyon. Surprisingly after a career taking him across the world, he no […]

A love of the lake inspires local author and artists


For those of us who are lucky enough to live in this area we know how beautiful Lac Léman can be. Throughout the seasons it remains a source of inspiration to writers, photographers and artists.Not only is Lac Léman the deepest lake in Switzerland but Nyon even has a museum dedicated to it. For walkers […]

“The people of Nyon are the most generous”

If you’ve walked through the centre of Nyon on a Wednesday or Saturday morning, you could well have seen and heard a harpist standing in front of Manor entertaining the passers by. If so, then you will have heard the beautiful Paraguayan music of David Franco Llamosas. David comes over to Switzerland for three months […]