Living in Nyon


  • Parking restrictions across Nyon Thursday 17th December
    Parking restrictions across Nyon Thursday 17th December

    There will be various parking restrictions implemented in Nyon on Thursday 17 December due to the official ceremony in the centre of town to welcome Mr Guy Parmelin, the new elected member of the Federal Cabinet. Mr Parmelin lives in Bursins. There are various events planned from approximately 15:30 onwards. Mr Parmelin will arrive by train in Nyon at […]

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  • Late Night shopping in Nyon – Mon 21st, Tues 22nd and Weds 23rd December
    Late Night shopping in Nyon – Mon 21st, Tues 22nd and Weds 23rd December

    Late Night Shopping in Nyon If you haven’t managed to finish all your Christmas shopping by now, help is at hand as local shops will be open late in Nyon next week on Monday 21st until 20:00, Tuesday 22nd and Weds 23rd December until 21:00. There will be “animations”, music, vin chaud on sale, and a Christmas party atmosphere in the streets. There […]

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  • Star Wars in English in Nyon on 21st December
    Star Wars in English in Nyon on 21st December

    The film “Star Wars – The Force Awakens” will be screened in 3D and in English at 20:45 on Monday 21st December in Nyon at the Capitole Cinema in Nyon. Tickets can be purchased in advance for this film at the box office of the cinema. Trailer of film below.

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  • Nyon Charities – from Men’s Health Awareness challenge to Children’s After School Club
    Nyon Charities – from Men’s Health Awareness challenge to Children’s After School Club

    For those readers looking for ideas to make a donation to a local charity at Christmas, here are a couple of suggestions. The first, is a challenge that was undertaken by Scott Poynton, Executive Director of TFT – The Forest Trust, whose headquarters are based in Nyon. In 2014, Scott embarked on a Moustache growing adventure for the Movember Foundation to […]

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  • Nyon reinforces its image as “Town of Festivals” – Idea for Christmas Presents
    Nyon reinforces its image as “Town of Festivals” – Idea for Christmas Presents

    Tickets to festivals as Christmas presents.  Volunteers  required. The town of Nyon is reinforcing its slogan and image as the “The Town of Festivals” as it has recently launched a new marketing campaign and teamed up with Nyon Tourism to spread the message. In addition to a new promotional video (see end of this post), there will be cross-promotion of the image […]

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  • New Train Times for Commuters and New Podcast
    New Train Times for Commuters and New Podcast

    On December 13th there will be changes to the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) rail timetable. Although some of the new train times will only alter some rail journeys by a few minutes on the Nyon/Geneva and Nyon/ Lausanne routings, there will be significant changes to other routes such as the Nyon/ Neuchâtel route which will involve a change of […]

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  • Local Music Options – Indie/ Folk, Classical, Boogie Woogie and Punk Rock
    Local Music Options – Indie/ Folk, Classical, Boogie Woogie and Punk Rock

    Here are various music options coming up over the next few days in the Nyon area, including a concert tonight (26 November) at the Parenthèse. Punk Rock/Ska Punk/ Metal/Rock Saturday 28th November – Nyoncore festival at the Usine a Gaz.  Doors open at 18:30, concerts start at 19:00 Indie/ Folk/Pop Indie, Folk, Pop tonight (26 November) at […]

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  • Photos from Fondue Festival in Tartegnin
    Photos from Fondue Festival in Tartegnin

    Photos below from the world’s first Fondue Festival which took place in Tartegnin last Saturday. The event was a great success and attracted thousands of visitors. You can read Living in Nyon’s observations about the day in Thursday’s (26th November) English column in La Côte newspaper. The Living in Nyon column is published every Thursday throughout the year. Pick […]

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  • Fondue Festival in Tartegin and Ice Rink Opens in Nyon
    Fondue Festival in Tartegin and Ice Rink Opens in Nyon

    As the weather has now turned on the chilly side, how about warming up and heading off to the World’s First Fondue Festival which will take place in the village of Tartegin (near Rolle) on Saturday the 21st November?   This is a one of a kind event that will eventually yield the world’s first fondue champion! The competition will allow participants […]

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  • Swiss and World Press Photo Exhibition/New Paléo Poster 2016
    Swiss and World Press Photo Exhibition/New Paléo Poster 2016

    If you are interested in photography, the Swiss Press and the World Press Photo exhibitions currently showing at the Château de Prangins, are definitely worth a visit. These two exhibitions feature the outstanding Swiss press photographs of 2014 and photos from the World Press Photo 15 competition. The photo in the poster below (from the International section […]

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  • English Pantomime in Nyon and English Play in Coppet in November
    English Pantomime in Nyon and English Play in Coppet in November

    Panto and Play in English performed in Nyon and Coppet Pantomime season is nearly upon us and the good news is that the annual pantomime in English will be held at a theatre in Nyon this year (oh, yes it will!) Rumpelstiltskin is the name of the panto and it will be performed by the Geneva Amateur Operatic Society […]

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  • Music, Tapas and More at a Nyon After-Work Bar  
    Music, Tapas and More at a Nyon After-Work Bar  

    If you are looking for a cosy, friendly, after-work bar in Nyon then you don’t need to look much further than the Le St-Jean bar. Over the past four years, this bar (situated just at the bottom of the Place Perdtemps car park, in Rue St-Jean 22) has begun to attract a loyal following, not only with Swiss customers […]

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  • Base Nyon open for Business and Already 5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor
    Base Nyon open for Business and Already 5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor

    Base Nyon – A Modern and Innovative Place to Stay in Nyon Whether you are thinking about moving to Nyon, if you have arrived here with a family and are starting an expatriate life, or you simply need a place to sleep while on business, staying in a serviced apartment hotel is often a very good option for visiting […]

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  • Diccon Bewes in House of Parliament- Next Stop Nyon!
    Diccon Bewes in House of Parliament- Next Stop Nyon!

    A reminder to all readers of the upcoming Living in Nyon evening with Diccon Bewes.  Diccon recently launched his latest book “Around Switzerland in 80 Maps” at the Houses of Parliament in London. He will then be in Nyon on Tuesday 10th November at 19:30 to present and talk about his book. This is the first that Diccon will be holding in […]

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  • Local Music Events Coming up – Rock to Classical to Street Music.
    Local Music Events Coming up – Rock to Classical to Street Music.

    Here’s a selection of local music events coming up in the next few days UK band “The Wharves” will be playing at the Parenthèse in Nyon on Friday 30th October at 22:00. See video below More info here  Last few days of the Street Light Orchestra (art/ music installation) in the Levratte area of Nyon – Music like you […]

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  • Local Artisans Fair in Divonne, Aquarium Exhibition, Conversation with Cees Nooteboom
    Local Artisans Fair in Divonne, Aquarium Exhibition, Conversation with Cees Nooteboom

    Local Artisans Fair – Early Christmas Shopping Opportunity in Divonne this weekend Around 30 local artisans will be at the next UpMarket Markets event at L’Esplanade du Lac, Divonne-Les-Bains on Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November from 10:00-17:00  The fair will be situated by the lake and there will be lots of lovely hand crafted items on sale. Childrens’ products, home furnishings, art, gifts […]

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  • International Fair for Expats – Sunday 1st November
    International Fair for Expats – Sunday 1st November

    On Sunday November 1, the 9th edition of the Léman International Fair organised by Léman Events will open its doors to the public from 11:00 -17:00 with free entrance. This annual event, with over 100 exhibitors and around 2,000 visitors offers a large scale of products and services in English. Nine years ago this “international” day started in Morges […]

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