Photo above: A sculpture in the centre of Eysins.
Here is the first article in a two part series on living and working in the commune of Eysins. Part two will be a feature on the new Terre Bonne Business centre which is also situated in Eysins.
Eysins is a village which is just on the outskirts of Nyon and has a population of 1,271 residents (they are called “Les Eysinois”). In this article Gaëlle Miani, a resident of the village, tells Living in Nyon why she likes living in the area. We also find out what there is on offer in the village for residents. Included in this post are photos of Judith Stoudmann-Panczél. Judith is a potter who lives in Nyon and has a workshop in Eysins. She gives pottery courses to members of the public (she speaks fluent English) and her work is available for sale through her atelier.
Firstly, over to Gaëlle.
“Five years ago, I came to live in Eysins, a lovely village with quiet surroundings and a peaceful way of life to boot. Probably very much like any other Swiss village in La Côte but with the added advantage of being very close to Nyon with its schools, hospital, train station and shops. I have also disovered that Eysins and the neighbouring villages have a lot to offer.
Phot above: Gaëlle Miani.
Eysins boasts a very well-supplied grocery store, a hairdressers and a fair few other services. It also has a pleasant village atmosphere which was very plain to see on the 1st August (Swiss National Day), at the Autumn fair, on Halloween, and at the New Year’s party.
Photo above: The local grocery store/ mini supermarket.
I enjoy shopping for fruit and vegetables in the surrounding farms. Farms such as la Ferme des Perettes, right in the centre of Eysins, la ferme de Pralies in Arnex and le Panier Gourmand in Signy-Avenex. Guichard Fleurs ( also in Arnex the neighbouring hamlet) is a good place to find both fresh bunches of flowers and potted plants. The Landi store is useful for getting seeds and plants for my vegetable and flower garden. There is a bus line to Nyon (there are two bus stops in Eysins).
Photos above: Scenes from Eysins
All the conveniences are there to make one’s life easy and comfortable. As a mother-to-be, I particularly appreciated the services provided by the maternity home La Grange Rouge, and the Mère et Terre arcade in Grens. They gave me the knowledge and the tools to become the young mother I hoped to be, with a simple and natural approach to my new role.
New book club for Eysins.
As I always welcome the opportunity to make new friends and exchange ideas and as I would much rather join in the fun and laughter than watch it from the sidelines, I have taken things into my own hands. After almost ten years of living in Switzerland, five of which were working in international schools, and five others happily married, bringing up two young children and working independently as a private tutor, translator and biographer, I have taken stock and realised that I have hardly made any friends outside my family and work circle. So I have started a book club to reach out towards others, to meet people with similar interests and to widen my horizons (which recently seem to have narrowed down to nappies, milk bottles, teething and the like !) I would like to be more integrated and to contribute to making my village a welcoming and interesting place to live.
Photo above: Eysins town hall
The book club is open to new members those who would like to meet new people. We get together on the third Wednesday of each month at 8.30 pm. Members take turn at hosting the event”.
If you would like to sign up or get more information, please contact Gaëlle on 078 742 6176 or e-mail her via her website . There is a contact form on both the biography and the translation part on the website and she hopes to get a page for the book club up and running soon. The next meeting is on Wedenesday 16th November 2011 and the discussion will be on The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett. She looks forward to hearing from like-minded people!
Photo above “EysinsInfo” the Eysins newsletter
Photo above: Judith, local potter with a workshop in Eysins. If you are interested in attending one of her ceramic/pottery courses you can email her email@example.com tel 022 361 1642