Living in Nyon


  • Looking at the Lynx and Spotting the Sleeping Fox at La Garenne
    Looking at the Lynx and Spotting the Sleeping Fox at La Garenne

    The Autumn colours of the trees around Nyon are particularly lovely at the moment although the golden browns and yellows of the ground leaves can make it tricky to see the lynx at La Garenne as they are very well camouflaged.  However, if you look carefully you can spot them and they are a delight to see, particularly the two […] The post Looking at the Lynx and Spotting

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  • Swiss Travel Suggestions and Swiss Fountains – Two books on Switzerland Part 1
    Swiss Travel Suggestions and Swiss Fountains – Two books on Switzerland Part 1

    Two recently published books on Switzerland that have landed on Living in Nyon’s desk are: “99.9 Ways to Travel – Live like a Local” by Chantal Panozzo, and “Glimpses of Medieval Switzerland” by A.S Bhalla. The first, is “one part travel book, one part culture guide, and total bucket list enjoyment”, and it provides lots of […] The post Swiss Travel Suggestio

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  • “Lucky” film screening Mon 2nd, “Victoria and Abdul” on Thurs 5th – New Podcast out
    “Lucky” film screening Mon 2nd, “Victoria and Abdul” on Thurs 5th – New Podcast out

    The Living in the Know podcast October is now out On this podcast, we talk about English-speaking films, Ladies’ Night at the cinema, as well as English-speaking drama and musical productions. Lisa’s French minute holds the secret between a quiche and a ramekin! The podcast is kindly sponsored by Music Homère Geneva. Film tonight at […] The post “Lucky” film

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  • More on the agenda in Nyon in September Part 2 – Events
    More on the agenda in Nyon in September Part 2 – Events

    There are lots of events coming up in Nyon and the surrounding area in the final week of September. Cow Parades, Autumn Fairs, Nyon’s wine festival, Autumn Fair, a massive (free) family spectacle in Geneva and a Venetian Carnival in Coppet! On Saturday 30th September it’s the Désalpe in St-Cergue. This annual ceremony is a […] The post More on the agenda in Nyon in September Part 2

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  • First Wine festival in Founex
    First Wine festival in Founex

      The first Fête des Vendages (wine harvest festival) will take place in Founex on Friday 22nd and Sat 23rd September. Music, wine, food from 18:00 on Friday 22nd and from 10:00 on Saturday morning. The CHF 15 festival wine glass entitles you to have a glass of wine in each of the seven different […] The post First Wine festival in Founex appeared first on

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  • A chance to dress up at the “Picnic on the Grass” in Prangins!
    A chance to dress up at the “Picnic on the Grass” in Prangins!

    The weather looks set to improve over the next few days and it is forecast to be sunny at the weekend – perfect for a picnic on the grass at the annual “Déjeuner sur L’Herbe” event at the Château de Prangins. This will take place on Sunday 24th September from 10:00 -17:00. There will be […] The post A chance to dress up at the “Picnic on the Grass” in Prangins! appeared f

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  • Pop-up-Shop seeking Vendors – Great opportunity to sell your handicrafts!
    Pop-up-Shop seeking Vendors – Great opportunity to sell your handicrafts!

    Know-it-all passport® is currently seeking vendors for Know-it-all Marketplace. This will be a pop-up shop in a central Geneva location from 1-30 November, 2017. If you make any of the handcrafted goods listed below, or anything unusual that is not on the list, please contact shop@knowitall.ch to sell your wares (note: you do not need to be present during the month).   […] The post

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  • Discover the Jura by E-Bike. 50%  Discount off daily rental
    Discover the Jura by E-Bike. 50% Discount off daily rental

    La Côte tourism is offering a 50% discount on a one-day rental of an E-bike until October 22nd 2017. Just take public transport up to St-Cergue, show your ticket and you can then head off on the bike and discover the landscape and villages in the Jura in style! E-bikes can be booked calling St-Cergue […] The post Discover the Jura by E-Bike. 50% Discount off daily rental ap

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  • Free entry to Museums this weekend 9/10 Sept in Nyon, Morges and Prangins
    Free entry to Museums this weekend 9/10 Sept in Nyon, Morges and Prangins

    This weekend, Saturday the 9th and Sunday 10th September, it’s “Les Journées Européennes du Patrimoine”. On these two “European Heritage Days”, the three main museums in Nyon: the castle, the Roman Museum, the Lac Léman Museum, one privately owned “domaine“, four buildings in Morges and the Museum of Prangins are all offering free entry for members […] The post Fr

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  • Lots on the agenda in September in Nyon. Part 1 – Music
    Lots on the agenda in September in Nyon. Part 1 – Music

    There’s a lot coming up in September in the Nyon region and we’ll be highlighting various events over the next few posts. Here, we focus on music events. Music La Parenthèse The Parenthèse the small but influential music club in Nyon, starts a new season on Thursday 7th September with music by Joan Shelley from the […] The post Lots on the agenda in September in Nyon. Part 1 – Music

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  • Win tickets for Classic Films at Nyon cinema! – Season starts 12 September
    Win tickets for Classic Films at Nyon cinema! – Season starts 12 September

    “North by North West”, the film starring Cary Grant, James Mason, and Eva Marie Saint, launches a special season of Classic films (in English) coming up at the Capitole Cinema in Nyon. The cinema is very near the railway station and the central car park. This first film in the season is about a hapless New York advertising […] The post Win tickets for Classic Film

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  • New Season of Classes start at the Swimming School in Gland
    New Season of Classes start at the Swimming School in Gland

    The outdoor public swimming school pool closes in Nyon on the 18th September. If you are looking to get your children ready for next year’s summer season, Clinique La Lignière in Gland is offering group and individual swimming lessons beginning September on Mondays and Tuesday from 16:00 pm to 14:00 and Wednesday afternoon from 14:00 to 16:00. Group […] The post New Season of

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  • Street Food Festival in Nyon Weekend 1-3 Sept  Hummus, Hamburgers and more.
    Street Food Festival in Nyon Weekend 1-3 Sept Hummus, Hamburgers and more.

    This weekend (1-3 September) there will be a Street Food Festival in Nyon. A first for the town! Food trucks will line the quayside serving a selection of food: hamburgers, English pies, hummus, Latin American specialities, lobster sandwiches, Belgian meatballs, local beers and wines and more! See website here Friday 1st September – 17:00 – […] The post Street Fo

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  • Wake up and Run – Early morning 5 km run in Nyon in September
    Wake up and Run – Early morning 5 km run in Nyon in September

    Discover Nyon from a new perspective – at 05:30 in the morning! There will be a 5 km “Wake up and Run” early morning run through the town on the 29th September. The start of the course begins at Place Perdtemps and will be led by a course leader (on a bike with balloons!). The leader will guide […] The post Wake up and Run – Early morning 5 km run in Nyon in September app

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  • September Living in the Know podcast now out

    Do you know what Moût is? It’s nothing to do with the sound that a cow makes! It’s a product that can be seen for sale in Switzerland in the late summer/ early autumn. Listen to September’s podcast to discover what it is. Also on this podcast, Catherine talks about the Fête de la Vigne, Nyon’s […] The post September Living in the Know podcast now out appeared first on

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  • Learn French whilst glassmaking and wine tasting! – Weekend 9th/10th Sept
    Learn French whilst glassmaking and wine tasting! – Weekend 9th/10th Sept

    On September 9th and 10th there will be an intensive weekend of French language, which includes a private wine tasting at a local vineyard near Nyon on the Saturday, and on the Sunday you get to visit a glassmaker and try out your creative skills by crafting an object in glass. It’s a great chance […] The post Learn French whilst glassmaking and wine tasting! – Week

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