Living in Nyon


  • 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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  • A cup’s life at Paléo: behind the scenes at the eco-cup facility
    A cup’s life at Paléo: behind the scenes at the eco-cup facility

    Sustainability has been an important issue at Paléo Festival for a number of years now. The festival even received a prize a couple of years ago, and Daniel Rosselat took pride in the fact that they were often looked at as an example when it comes to reducing the ecological impact of the festival and […] The post A cup’s life at Paléo: behind the scenes at the eco-cup faci

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  • A Melange of Music on the first night of Paléo 2018
    A Melange of Music on the first night of Paléo 2018

    Paléo kicked off in style last night in warm weather and with a breeze to cool down the festival-goers. Jonas, Living in Nyon’s annual Paléo reporter has reviewed some of the evening’s music in more detail in a previous post and below is a snapshot of the first night from the editor’s perspective. As ever, […] The post A Melange of Music on the first night of Paléo 2018 appeared

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  • A nostalgic and electric first night at Paléo Festival
    A nostalgic and electric first night at Paléo Festival

    There was an air of nostalgia floating around the grounds of Paléo Festival for the first evening of the 43rd edition of the festival. The 70s and 80s were massively represented, be it by the bands that actually defined those eras, like the new wave giants of Depeche Mode, or musicians who found their inspiration […] The post A nostalgic and electric first night at Paléo Festival

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  • The stage is set for another Paléo
    The stage is set for another Paléo

    Finishing touches at Paléo before the festival begins tomorrow. Photo above – realxing before the crowds arrive. On the day before Paléo officially opens to the public, a press conference is held on the grounds so journalists can see how the festival is shaping up and report on any new developments on site. Living in […] The post The stage is set for another Paléo appeared first on

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  • App and Ticket Info for Paléo
    App and Ticket Info for Paléo

    The Paléo festival starts next week in Nyon from the 17th- 22nd July. Transport info and information signs have gone up around the town in readiness for festival-goers, posters are up in the railway station and the Paléo App is now online. This App is full of all the info you need to get to […] The post App and Ticket Info for Paléo appeared first on

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  • Football/Soccer Summer Camps for Children starting in Nyon on Mon 16th July  
    Football/Soccer Summer Camps for Children starting in Nyon on Mon 16th July  

    Football/Soccer Summer Camps for Children starting in Nyon on Monday 16th July.   If your child has been inspired by watching the World Cup over the last few weeks, and would like to receive football coaching in English from great coaches and a professional football club, there’s a great opportunity coming up next week in […] The post Football/Soccer Summer Ca

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  • Pianos back in Nyon – Living in Nyon returns in July
    Pianos back in Nyon – Living in Nyon returns in July

    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 […] The post Pianos back in Nyon – Living in Nyon returns in July appeared first on

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  • Street Food Festival Nyon – From Tacos to Tibetan Food
    Street Food Festival Nyon – From Tacos to Tibetan Food

    There will be a Street Food Festival in Nyon on the 29th, 30th June and the 1st of July. Food stalls galore next to the lakeside. From tacos to Tibetan food, local beers, wine and more.  This year there will be a kid’s corner at the festival. Timings and more details here.   The post Street Food Festival Nyon – From Tacos to Tibetan Food appeared first on

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  • “Scrublands” – Photo exhibition opens in Nyon at Focale
    “Scrublands” – Photo exhibition opens in Nyon at Focale

    The Focale Galerie at Place du Château in Nyon has a new photography exhibition entitled “Scrublands”. This exhibition features the work of photographer Antoine Bruy. Antoine has focussed his lens on men, women and families who have chosen to live off the grid, away from urban life and the modern world. This a small but […] The post “Scrublands” – Photo exhibition opens in Nyon at Fo

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  • Roman Day in Nyon – Gladiators, Legionnaires in town. Sat 30 June
    Roman Day in Nyon – Gladiators, Legionnaires in town. Sat 30 June

    Look out for legionnaires, gladiators and more in Nyon at the Esplanade des Marronniers (where the Roman Columns are situated) on Saturday the 30th June from 10:00-20:00. Lots of events are planned on this “Roman Day” – demonstrations, shows, legionary patrols, plus guided tours of the Roman Museum. Full programme here The post Roman Day in Nyon – Gladiators, Legionnaires i

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  • Electric Bikes for rent now back in Nyon
    Electric Bikes for rent now back in Nyon

    The PubliBikes (both electric and non-electric) are now back in situ –  just outside the railway station in Nyon. They were replaced recently during the modernisation of the Publibike network in the La Côte area. There are other bike stations across Nyon and in Prangins, Gland, Dully etc. This new system enables customers to use a smartphone […] The post Electric Bikes for rent now back in Nyon

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  • Two free tickets to Ophelia – Ballet in Geneva
    Two free tickets to Ophelia – Ballet in Geneva

    Two free tickets are on offer for the performance of “Ophelia” by Piri Ballet on either Thursday 21st or Friday 22nd June at 17:30. The ballet will take place at the magnificent Bâtiment des Forces Motrices in Geneva (near the centre of town and next to the river/lake). To be in with a chance of winning these […] The post Two free tickets to Ophelia – Ballet in Geneva appeared first on

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