Italian traditional dancing was on offer at Paléo at 17:00 on Saturday with the group Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino who performed a dance called the Tarantella Salentina. This dance from Southern Italy, was according to local beliefs, a powerful remedy against tarantula bites! Despite the early hour, the Canzoniere attracted a fair-sized crowd in the L’Escale tent for this short teaser of a show before their main performance in the Dome later on.
Cup of Tea?
If you are at Paléo and you would prefer to have a cup of tea, a coffee or a granita (rather than an alcoholic drink), then head off to La Théière. This bar is run by the Fifes et Tambours (flute and drums) association of Nyon. Many bars are run by local associations and clubs and their presence at Paléo week enables them to raise funds for their annual activities.
Ines is one of the manageresses of the bar, and she and her daughter Sophie are in their seventh year of working at Paléo. They both say they love coming here not just for the music, but for the spirit of working in a team with others and meeting new faces when serving up the tea.
The team have an annual tradition of sharing a fondue together at 03:00 on the final Saturday night when all the crowds have gone home! Ines told Living in Nyon that the most popular teas sold are Thé vert froid and Chai!
Behind the Scenes
How do the professionals, press and photographers avoid the crowds and get quickly between the stages? They walk through the woodland! Take a look at our Living in Nyon “sneak peek” of one of the many hidden routes behind the scenes at Paléo.
Here’s another Living in Nyon video showing the stands at Paléo that are dedicated to a variety of humanitarian, social and environmental causes.