Rock, Rain and Rainbows at first night of Caribana

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Caribana night one – From “Polar Circles” to “Ska-P” to “The Pixies” The first few hours of the first night of Caribana began clear and dry and then the heavens opened on to the festival grounds. Despite the heavy downpour, it didn’t dampen the spirits for many music lovers.  The enthusiastic energy of Spanish ska […]

Spring market in Nyon on Saturday/ Shops closed on Thursday 29th

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It’s the Spring market in Nyon on Saturday 24th May, stalls, food and more from early morning until late afternoon. This year, the market has a Caribbean theme! Also on Saturday, it’s “Nature in the Town” Day. Lots of activities going at various venues around the town – full programme below. The COV (Conservatoire de […]

Surf’s up in Nyon! New fish shop in town and La Plage restaurant now open

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Nyon resembled  a sea-side town today (Friday 16th May) as the Bise wind whipped up strong waves on Lac léman. These waves created perfect conditions for surfing and stand up paddleboarding. See selection of photos below taken near the beach area of the lake. This “plage” area is run by Nyon council and is also […]

Nyon adds another festival to its list – “Luna Classics” moves to the town – Aug 19 -31st

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The St Prex Classics, the prestigious music, dance and opera festival which for the last eight years has been held in the pretty lake side town of St Prex (just past Allaman and before Morges), is now moving to Nyon! Nyon already proudly carries the slogan ” Ville de Festivals” with  its “Les Hivernales” – the […]

Easter holiday suggestions in Nyon, from museums to church services, music and movies

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Here are a few suggestions on what to do around the town over the next few days.  Wander around Nyon and check out the fountains which have been decorated by local groups and associations. Also take a look at some of the lovely flowers around the area. Don’t forget the Tulip Festival in Morges. Head […]

Easter Market on Sunday, Decorated Fountains around town

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This Sunday the 13th April, it’s the Easter market in Nyon. There will be stalls in the Rive area of town and activities. Locally produced goods for sale from 08:00 to 18:30 Also check out the decorated fountains around Nyon, an annual tradition at this time of year. Photo below of a decorated fountain in […]

Useful Swiss Consumer Programme – From Scams to Dried mushrooms, Toothbrushes and Tea.

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If you are interested in consumer issues and want to know more about the products you buy here in French speaking Switzerland, it’s worth taking a look at the weekly television programme called ABE (A Bon Entendeur) presented by Manuelle Pernod and broadcast on Tuesday evenings on RTS1 at 20:10 A regular look at the […]

Balcony or Big Plot of Land? Gardening Tips and Advice for the Geneva/ Vaud area.

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Whether you have a small balcony at 400 metres in Nyon, or a big plot of land at 1,000 metres high up in St Cergue, if you are in need of some excellent gardening advice for this part of the world, then look no further than the Swiss Gardening School. The school’s tag line is “Lessons in […]

Interview with local Swiss Olympic Athlete – Lea Sprunger, plus new Semi-Marathon for la Côte area!

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Living in Nyon is delighted to publish this article written by Rachel Frei Bandieri. Rachel is a performance coach and sports trainer and and earlier this year she interviewed local resident and Swiss Olympic athlete Lea Sprunger. Lea lives in the pretty village of Gingins above Nyon and back  in 2012 she competed in the […]

6,000 tickets already sold for Caribana 2014 – Line up now announced

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Despite the full line up of bands not been announced until today’s (12 March) official Caribana press conference, 6,000 tickets have already been sold in advance  -”a record for us ” according to Tony Lerch, the festival director. The dates of the festival this year are from the 4th-8th June, and as ever, there is a […]