The pianos are back in town! Five pianos have been placed around Nyon for members of the public to play. They can be found at the Place du Midi/La Combe, Esplanade Jules César, the Temple de Nyon, the Rive and in the courtyard of Nyon’s château. The pianos are part of the “Jouez Je Suis à Vous” (“Play me I am yours”) Street Piano initiative (also in Geneva) and will remain in town until the 27th June.
There are some scheduled performances on these pianos but they are mostly free to play at any time. Living in Nyon spotted Regina (in photo below) a visitor from Munich, playing Schumann in the courtyard which delighted the passers-by!
Living in Nyon is now taking a short break and will back in the second week of July with more articles and events.
However, the Living in Nyon column will continue to be published every Friday in the print version of La Côte newspaper. This English column is a light-hearted look at living in this part of Switzerland.
La Côte newspaper has a comprehensive listing of events happening in the area in its Sortir La Côte.ch section. The newspaper has a great offer on at the moment of one month’s online subscription from just CHF 2. It’s also a great opportunity to read the local news and discover more about this area.
Nyon Région Tourisme also lists many events on its website. During the summer period, the tourist office has a presence in a portacabin at the ferry embarkment area.
Here are a couple of other useful links for readers
Families – If you are looking for a summer camp for your children there is an excellent list of summer camps for children in an article on the Know-it-all passport site here.
Castle Exhibitions – There are two new exhibitions on right now at the château of Nyon and the château of Prangins. In Nyon the exhibition “Un rêve d’architecte. La brique de verre Falconnier” showcases the revolutionary invention of the glass brick which dates back to the end of the 19th century.
In Prangins the new exhibition is entitled “Chintz – How a fabric changed the world”. Note: the château of Prangins is now running special shuttle buses from Nyon to Prangins for its visitors.
Living in Nyon will be reporting back on these two exhibitions in the future.