Reminder – late night shopping in Nyon tonight until 22:00

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If you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet, then you can take advantage of “Les Nocturnes” late night shopping in Nyon tonight (the 20th December) until 22:00.   Plus on Sunday, small family shops will be open in the town between 10:00 and 18:00.        

Where to buy a turkey for Christmas and late night shopping in Nyon

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Throughout the year Living in Nyon receives many local retail questions and particularly in December on where to by a turkey for Christmas. Most large supermarkets and the Manor supermarket in Chavanne centre sell turkeys (turkey/une dinde in French), however, Living in Nyon’s favourite place to shop is the Marc Deblue butcher in the centre of […]

Music, Cinema, Rugby: what’s on in Nyon next week


  Looking for something to do next week? Here are a few things going on in the area over the next ten days. Cinema Both Cinéma Capitole in Nyon and Cinéma Rex in Aubonne offer special English speaking screenings. The next English films you can go and see in these two cinemas are: Cinema Rex, […]

Tonight in Nyon – New Woody Allen Film “Jasmine” in English

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Monday night is “Movie in English” night in Nyon and the new Woody Allen Film “Jasmine” will be shown tonight 23rd September  at Nyon’s Capitole Cinema at 20:30. The film stars Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin (see poster below). See the cinema’s website here for info on their other films

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 […]

European “Heritage” weekend – Free entry to Nyon castle, museums and centre for fire rescue


Free entry to local places of interest It’s the “Journeés Européenes du Patrimoine”  - “European Heritage weekend”  on Saturday the 7th and Sunday 8th September.  Many local buildings in Nyon and in other towns and villages open their doors  free of charge to enable the public to discover the rich heritage of the area.  Even […]

Arts festival starts in Nyon. Apartment to rent in Geneva


Far°  - the final festival of the big four festivals in Nyon, starts today the 7th August and continues until the 17th August. (The other three festivals are Visions du Réel, Caribana and Paléo) Far°  is the acronym for “festival des arts vivants”, (festival of the living arts) and there is a lot on the programme over the next […]

1st August Nyon – Skipper of PlanetSolar to give speech

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The 1st August is date of the Swiss National Holiday (the Fête Nationale) and this year as in every year, there will be a ceremony in Nyon followed by a parade  in the town finishing with a firework display across the lakeside. This year 2013 Raphaël Domjan,  Swiss eco-explorer, founder and skipper of PlanetSolar (completion of […]

Rive Jazzy season has started – Live free music in Nyon each weekend

Rive Jazzy

Rive Jazzy, the festival organised by the “Association of the Quartier de Rive” by Nyon’s lakeside celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.  This festival offers 18 free open air concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sundays (apart from Paléo week) between July 5th and August 4th. There will also be special 20th Anniversary concerts on August  16th, […]

Caribana Night 1- From Pimms to Pirates, Crowd surfing to Caipirinhas


Photo above: “Skin” crowd surfing. Caribana began in fine style on Wednesday night on the first night of the four day festival. The weather stayed warm and dry and the emphasis of the music was on rock, heavy rock, grunge and rock, rock and roll. Kill it Kid from Bath in the UK began the […]