New outdoor fresh food market at railway station for Gland


New Market in Gland.

From the 22nd April until November there will be a weekly outdoor fresh produce market situated next to the railway station in Gland.

This market, is scheduled to be open every Wednesday from 16:00 – 20:00. This schedule has been timed to coincide with rail commuters returning home after work. Initially there will be around 12 stands, including a fishmonger, a butcher, a baker and a market gardener. Other fresh produce businesses will be invited to join the market in the future.


Visions du Réel film shown in Gland this year

Other good news for residents of Gland is that this year, Visions du Réel, the annual documentary film festival in Nyon (17th April -25th April), will screen some  of the fesitval’s films in Gland. All films under the section “Grand Angle” at the festival, will be shown not only in Nyon, but also at the Théatre de Grand-Champs in Gland. Free “navette” buses will shuttle between Gland and the Village du Réel central area in a new partnership between the two towns. The shops and commerces of Gland will also participate in the festival’s annual competition for the best “film related” decorated window. Members of the public and festival goers are invited to participate in the competition.

Decorated fountains in Nyon

Meanwhile, over in Nyon, check out some of the town’s fountains which have been decorated for the Easter season by volunteer groups and local associations. At the moment, there is no water in the fountains and sadly one of the fountains has already been vandalised, however there are still a few around the town to see!











Winter Rock’ n’ Beat festival this weekend

Les Hivernales is an annual winter rock’ n’ beat festival that began last night Thursday the 26th Feb and continues on Friday 27th, Saturday 28th, Sunday 1st March in Nyon.

From the “beach” area down by the lake, to the Salle Communale to the Quai 23 restaurant and more, there is plenty of music on offer in ten different venues across the town. Entrance to some venues are free, some are fee paying. There is also the option to buy a pass for each evening. See here 

Video below – Transistor Girl playing Friday 27th February at Cactus Jack at 22:30


Les Hivernales

Traffic Lights now switched on – allow for delays or use the bus!

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The new traffic lights have now been switched on in Nyon. These traffic lights are part of a strategy from the “Mobilité and Travaux et Environnement” department of Nyon town council/ city government, to encourage the use of public transport by giving buses priority over cars. Buses will now run every 15 minutes and new routes have been created to make it easier for the commuter/passenger.  See here. 

Each bus has a transmitter that influences the lights to give the buses priority.  This transport policy has been implemented to allow for the predicted increase in traffic when approximately 9,000 new residents will move to the area into the new buildings in the north of the town (Morâche, Petite-Prairie etc). This is expected to happen between now and 2020.

There have been a few teething problems with the new traffic system and drivers have been experiencing delays. What is your experience of the new system? Do feel free to comment here on this site or over  on the Living in Nyon Facebook page.

Map above – courtesy MStCM- TPN

Christmas fair at La Châtaigneraie International School/ Jazz Carols in Nyon

There are plenty of Christmas markets on at the moment including the Marché de Saint Nicolas at “La Chât” in Founex. See details below.

Note – there will be late night shopping in Nyon on Friday 19th and Monday 22nd December. Local buses will be free on these nights see here. Local family businesses will also be open on Sunday 21st December from 10:00 -18:00

Marché de Saint-Nicolas at La Châtaigneraie International School.

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Saturday, 13 December 2014 from 11:30 to 16:00. Over 30 stalls selling artisan goods and crafts. Games/activities available for the children (Father Christmas, shopping area)

Live seasonal music provided by students of the music programme at the school. A great indoor activity for the entire family. Food and drink are offered during the entire event.

Parking is free. Event Location. La Châtaigneraie International School, 2, chemin de la Ferme, Founex VD, 1297

Jazz Carols in Nyon

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For the fourth year running La Côte Anglican Church is organising an evening of Jazz Carols in Nyon. This will be a blend of Christmas carols, played with an original jazz twist. These will be interspersed with a specially written dramatised story, bringing to life the essence of Christmas. Entry is free. However, you will need to reserve a place online to ensure a seat. There will be a retiring collection. Full details here


Winter Fair in Nyon Friday 7th and Sat 8th Nov

There will be a Winter Fair on Friday 7th November and Saturday 8th November at the Hotel Beau Rivage in Nyon from 10:00-17:00

Free entry  – Winter gifts galore, tombola, homemade gifts, food and more.

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