Living in Nyon


  • Win a copy of Know it all Passport! – An essential local information guide in English
    Win a copy of Know it all Passport! – An essential local information guide in English

    The brand new “Know-it-all passport” is now out! This book is the essential guide to living in Geneva, Vaud, and neighbouring France. This 11th edition has a brand new chapter entitled “Sustainability”, a list of escape rooms in the “Entertainment” chapter, plus a list of co-working spaces under the “Business and Legal Matters” chapter. The popular […] The post

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  • French and German tutoring for children in the local Swiss school system
    French and German tutoring for children in the local Swiss school system

    The new Swiss school 2018 term began a few weeks ago in Canton Vaud. For parents who have children in the local school system, and who would like their children to get a head start in French (and/or German), help is at hand. Alteralingua, a language school based in Chavannes de Bogis offers private or […] The post French and German tutoring for children in the lo

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  • Have your say in the future look of Nyon’s Place Perdtemps car park
    Have your say in the future look of Nyon’s Place Perdtemps car park

    The main Place Perdtemps carpark in the centre of Nyon is going to be transformed. There are plans for underground parking, retail outlets, a green park area, public buildings and more. Photo above – artist’s impression of the new look car park courtesy Participanyon On Wednesday the 12th September 2018, there is a chance for citizens […] The post Have your say in the

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  • Concerts,Comedy and theatre for Children – New season Usine à Gaz
    Concerts,Comedy and theatre for Children – New season Usine à Gaz

    The Usine à Gaz, Nyon’s Arts and Cultural Centre is currently closed due to renovation. The new building will re-open in Autumn 2020. In this interim period, there still will be concerts and performances throughout the year which will take place in various venues around the town under the title of Hors L’Usine (away from the Usine). […] The post Concerts,Comedy and theatre

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  • Heritage Days in Vaud – 1st and 2nd September
    Heritage Days in Vaud – 1st and 2nd September

    This weekend it’s “Journées européennes du patrimoine” – “European Heritage Days”. It’s a chance to visit and see heritage buildings around the country, some of them are only open for this weekend only. There is a full programme across canton Vaud click here In Nyon the château will be open, there will be guided tours […] The post Heritage Days in Vaud – 1st and 2nd September appeared fi

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  • Swimming school in Gland starts new season of classes for children
    Swimming school in Gland starts new season of classes for children

    Subscription now open for Swimming Classes for children.  Small Groups – Children from 4 years old The swimming school at the Centre de Santé la Lignière in Gland begins a new round of lessons for children in *small groups from September until June. Lessons last 45 minutes per week on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. The instructors […] The post Swimming school in Gland s

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  • Three Open Air film screenings at the Château of Prangins
    Three Open Air film screenings at the Château of Prangins

    “China’s Van Goghs”, “The True Cost of Fashion” and “The Darjeeling Limited”  to be screened next week. The Château of Prangins (in collaboration with Nyon’s Visions de Réel documentary film festival), will hold three open-air screenings on Thursday 30th August, Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September at 20:45. These films will be screened in […] The post Three Open Air f

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  • “Best of Broadway” in English in Nyon this weekend
    “Best of Broadway” in English in Nyon this weekend

     The Best of  Broadway features highlights from New York’s biggest hit shows.  A cast of thirty talented young performers stage the most iconic moments of American musical theatre. Enjoy unforgettable songs from Mamma Mia, Sister Act, Wicked, Little Shop of Horrors and sing along to classics from Grease, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and more. There will be dancing taken […] The post “Bes

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  • Pirates’ Party, Brocante and Tin-Tour this weekend in Nyon
    Pirates’ Party, Brocante and Tin-Tour this weekend in Nyon

    The “Fête des Pirates de Rive” (Pirates’ Party) takes place this weekend (17-19 August) in Nyon. Organised every year by the “Noble Confrérie des Pirates de Rive”, there will be stands, food and free boat trips offered on the Nyolue. This all takes place by the port of Nyon. Details here. August Brocante Also this […] The post Pirates’ Party, Brocante and Tin-Tour this weekend i

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  • Classical Music Festival 17-26 August in Tannay
    Classical Music Festival 17-26 August in Tannay

    The Variations Musicales de Tannay festival starts today the 17th August and continues on until the 26th August. There is a rich and varied programme on offer at this prestigious festival with evening concerts during the nine-day festival to a Sunday family concert in the park on the 25th with a performance of the “Nutcracker”. Full […] The post Classical Music Festival 17-26 August in T

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  • One Festival ends in Nyon, another starts on 17th August
    One Festival ends in Nyon, another starts on 17th August

    The Rive Jazzy Festival ended last weekend in Nyon with concerts, jazz parades and jam sessions throughout the Friday, Saturday and Sunday to celebrate 25 years of live and free music in the town. There was a great atmosphere in Place Molard on Friday night, the outdoor tables were full of people foot tapping, eating and drinking […] The post One Festival ends in Nyon, another st

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  • Football/Soccer Summer Camps for Children in Nyon on 6th August
    Football/Soccer Summer Camps for Children in Nyon on 6th August

    The final soccer camp of the summer with Intersoccer begins next week on the 6th August at Colovray in Nyon. Boys and Girls of all abilities from 3-13 years old are welcome for 1, 2, 3 4, or 5-day packages. Children are put into age and ability groups. Details here. InterSoccer has been offering offers […] The post Football/Soccer Summer Camps for Children in Nyon on 6th

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  • Swiss National Day in Nyon – Fanfare, Fun and restricted use of Fireworks
    Swiss National Day in Nyon – Fanfare, Fun and restricted use of Fireworks

    Tomorrow, the 1st August is Fête Nationale/ Swiss National Day. There will be celebrations in villages and towns in cantons across the country. Some celebrations take place on the 31st July. In Trélex tonight there will an apéro at 18:30, a bouncy castle for children, decorating of lanterns, filet de perches, saucisses and frites to eat at […] The post Swiss Nation

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  • Rive Jazzy, Flea Market and Caribbean music this weekend in Nyon
    Rive Jazzy, Flea Market and Caribbean music this weekend in Nyon

    Fleamarket The monthly flea market in Nyon will take place along the lakeside on Sunday 29th July from 08:00 – 18:00. Rive Jazzy The Rive Jazzy weekend concerts continue in the Rive area of town until the 12th August 2018. On Friday 27th July, The Pathfinders (rock n’roll, boogie and soul) will be playing from 20:00 […] The post Rive Jazzy, Flea Market and Caribbean music

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  • Tea, Traditional Dancing and Behind the Scenes
    Tea, Traditional Dancing and Behind the Scenes

    Traditional Dancing 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 […] The post

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  • Paléo – Away from the music. Volunteers, stage crews and helpful hints
    Paléo – Away from the music. Volunteers, stage crews and helpful hints

    In Wednesday’s post, reporter Jonas Parson wrote about the volunteers who work behind the scenes and wash all the festival’s eco-cups. Also behind the scenes are hundreds of other volunteers working as security staff, helping out at the information stands, working at the bars, cleaning the grounds during and after the festival, putting up the location signs, […] The post

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  • Competition to win tickets for Nyon festivals – Just take a photo!
    Competition to win tickets for Nyon festivals – Just take a photo!

    Nyon Tourism is currently running a competition to win free tickets, passes and entry for various weekend trips and hotel breaks. All you have to do is send the best photos you have taken at any of the five Nyon official festivals (this includes Paléo!) via Instagram using the hashtag #festivalsnyon or through Facebook with the […] The post Competition to win tickets for

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  • Danitsa: the new Captain of the Swiss hip-hop scene
    Danitsa: the new Captain of the Swiss hip-hop scene

    The future of hip-hop is female. Geneva-based artist Danitsa’s showcase today was definitely a reminder of that fact. As female hip-hop artists and rappers are changing rules of the game all over the world, from the amazing Princess Nokia in New York, to rappers like Nadia Rose or Little Simz in the Uk (the latter […] The post Danitsa: the new Captain of the Swiss hip-hop scene ap

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  • Girl power and new French pop for Paléo’s second night
    Girl power and new French pop for Paléo’s second night

    Wednesday’s line-up featured a certain number of women under the spotlight, from Angèle, the 21-year-old rising star from Brussels to the Russian queen of techno Nina Kraviz (no relation to Lenny Kravitz who will be playing on Friday!). The most convincing of the three shows on the main stage was definitely delivered single-handedly by Jain, […] The post Girl power and new French p

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