Photo above (cnp) – Early evening on the terrace of Nyon château
Did you know that every first Saturday of the month (from May to October), Nyon Tourism organises a guided tour around the town for tourists, guests (and residents too!) to discover Nyon’s rich cultural history? Tours are given in French, German and English, they begin at 10:30 and finish approx an hour and a half later with an apéro and snack in the wine cellar of the château. You don’t need to reserve, just turn up at 10:30 this Saturday 7th July outside the castle. Price – Adults 20 chf , children free. For further information call Nyon Tourist office on 022 365 6600.
Photo below – copyright Grégoire Chappuis – The Nyon guides
Local farm shops and bbq spots
La Côte newspaper recently introduced an excellent new information section called “Cest facile de..” (“It’s easy to..”). The articles in this section provides lots of useful local information such as: “It’s easy to… do your shopping at a farm shop” , this article is then followed by a list of farm shops in the area, produce on sale at each shop, opening times and contact details along with photos of the shops. Living in Nyon can certainly recommend “Le Panier Gourmand” on this list. This farm shop can be found on the road heading north from Nyon (direction Signy centre). See article here.
There’s another article in this section called ” It’s easy to organise a barbecue” which goes on to list (and provide maps for), some of the free open air bbq spots in the area from Chéserex to Dully to the bbq area in the Nyon Boiron woodland.
Schools Out/ Useful book to take “home”.
Local state schools break up for the summer holidays on Friday 6th July and return on Monday 27th August. Many private schools have already closed their doors until “la rentrée” – this French expression means the return to school after the summer vacation. If you are an expatriate and heading off “home” to another country for your summer holidays, then a reminder that the “Living along Lac Léman” book is a great little present packed to take to your friends and family back home. It’s packed with photos and articles to show them what it is like to live in this part of the world. The book can either be ordered on line here or picked up in one of the many retail outlets in Nyon, Rolle, Geneva, and Lausanne details here. Note – it is also now on sale at the Musée du Léman in Nyon down by the lake side.