Living in Nyon


  • Expat Foods and where to find them – March podcast 2018
    Expat Foods and where to find them – March podcast 2018

    The “Living in the Know” March podcast is now out and this month Lisa from Know-it-all Passport and Catherine from Living in Nyon, discuss where to source expat products in French-speaking Switzerland. From hunting out American “Texas Pete’s Chicken Wing Sauce” to “Lyle’s Golden Syrup” from Britain, they name shops and websites where you can find […] The post Expat Foods and where

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  • 21,000 habitants now in Nyon
    21,000 habitants now in Nyon

    Nyon now has a population of 21,000. This milestone was reached in March 2018. There are 129 different nationalities living in the town. Back in 1950, the town had a population of 6,000! Photo above – Sunset over Nyon railway station with of the many cranes that populate the town’s skyline.   The post 21,000 habitants now in Nyon appeared first on Livin

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  • 500 volunteers needed in Prangins – Take Part in a Work of Art
    500 volunteers needed in Prangins – Take Part in a Work of Art

    In 2018, the Château de Prangins celebrates 20 years as home to the Swiss National Museum in French-speaking Switzerland. To celebrate this milestone, the château will host a weekend of celebrations on the 29 and 30th September. One of the events planned will be a massive work of art entitled “Flowers of Fire” which will be created […] The post 500 volunteers needed in Prang

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  • Events this weekend in Nyon 2-5 March
    Events this weekend in Nyon 2-5 March

    Nyon is completely covered in snow right now, but if you are thinking of venturing outside here is a selection of events coming up this weekend. If none of these appeal, why not simply make a snowman as in the photo below. This photo below was taken on Thursday near the Esplanade Jules Caesar in […] The post Events this weekend in Nyon 2-5 March appeared first on

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  • Swimming Camps for children during Easter Holidays 
    Swimming Camps for children during Easter Holidays 

    For those parents looking for swimming classes for their children during the Easter holidays, La Lignière Centre de Santé in Gland will be holding collective lessons of one hour a day over three days for just CHF 210 per child. Perfect for getting the children ready for a summer of swimming! The dates are as follows: Tuesday […] The post Swimming Camps for children during Easter Holid

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  • Les Hivernales – Nyon’s Winter Rock festival begins  22nd February
    Les Hivernales – Nyon’s Winter Rock festival begins 22nd February

    Les Hivernales, the first of Nyon’s four main festivals begins on Thursday 22nd until the 25th February. Bands and artists from Denmark, Australia, U.S, Switzerland in various venues around the town. Full programme here  Please note Living in Nyon is taking a short break, the next post will be on Monday 18th February. The post Les Hivernales – Nyon’s Winter Rock festival b

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  • Montessori school in Nyon opens second classroom – Open Day this weekend
    Montessori school in Nyon opens second classroom – Open Day this weekend

     After school care until 18:30 – Open Days coming up on 10th Feb, 3rd and 17th March 2018 In December 2016, a new Montessori school called the “Secret of Childhood” opened in Nyon (see our previous article here on the school). The school, catering for 3-6-year-olds, has recently recruited two new teachers and will open […] The post Montessori school in Nyon opens s

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  • Fanfare de Nyon – concerts Sat 10th and Sunday 11th February
    Fanfare de Nyon – concerts Sat 10th and Sunday 11th February

    The Fanfare (brass band) of Nyon will perform two concerts this weekend on Sat 10th at 20:15 and Sunday 11th February at 17:00. The concerts will take place at the Théâtre de Marens in Nyon. Full details here.  The post Fanfare de Nyon – concerts Sat 10th and Sunday 11th February appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Carnival in Sion this weekend – Fun in the Valais
    Carnival in Sion this weekend – Fun in the Valais

    If you are looking for a bit of sunshine and fun this weekend, how about travelling to Sion in the Valais? It’s around one hour 40 minutes on the train from Nyon and a little less to drive there. Météo Suisse is currently forecasting sunshine in the afternoon for Saturday 10th February, perfect for the Carnival […] The post Carnival in Sion this weekend – Fun in the Valais appeared f

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  • Conference in English for writers – Workshops, editors, agents, networking and more
    Conference in English for writers – Workshops, editors, agents, networking and more

    “Whether you are a published author or are just beginning to write, this is the place to be.” On the 2-4 March 2018, the Geneva Writers’ Conference will take place at Webster University in Bellevue. This is just ten minutes from the centre of Geneva and is easily accessible by car or train.The conference aims to unite writers […] The post Conference in English

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  • Sirens tested today – Wednesday 7th February

    Do not be alarmed if you hear sirens at around 13:30 today, the 7th Feb 2018. You are not required to respond to them. This is the annual test of sirens across Switzerland More info here The post Sirens tested today – Wednesday 7th February appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Pentagon Papers (The Post) – Monday movie film in English – 5th Feb
    Pentagon Papers (The Post) – Monday movie film in English – 5th Feb

    The next Monday movie in English to be shown at Nyon’s Capitole cinema will be “Pentagon Papers” (The Post) starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. The film starts at 20:45. See the trailer below. The film “Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri” will be shown in English on Saturday 3rd at 17:30, Sunday 4th and Tuesday […] The post Pentagon Papers (The Post) – Monday movie f

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  • Jazz at the Conservatoire – 9th February
    Jazz at the Conservatoire – 9th February

    Fanny Leeb and the Yellow Fellows will be performing “It’s all about Jazz” on Friday 9th February at 20:30 at the Conservatoire de L’Ouest Vaudois in Nyon. Details here  Fanny has performed at various festivals in Switzerland including the Montreux Jazz festival and the Caprices festival in Crans-Montana. The post Jazz at the Conservatoire – 9th February appeared first on

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  • Full Moon Fondue Party by Nyon lakeside – Saturday 3rd February
    Full Moon Fondue Party by Nyon lakeside – Saturday 3rd February

    There will be a full moon fondue party by the lakeside in Nyon on Saturday 3rd February at 19:00. Children welcome. The outdoor sauna will be open from 14:00 -18:00. Registration required – click here. This event is organised by the Bains des 3 Jetées association. The post Full Moon Fondue Party by Nyon lakeside – Saturday 3rd February appeared first on

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  • Kiss and Ski for Valentine’s Day!
    Kiss and Ski for Valentine’s Day!

    On the 14th February, you can “Kiss and Ski” on the slopes in St Cergue in the glow of torchlight! At 18:00 the ski slopes will open at 19:00 torches will be distributed to skiers and at 19:30 there will be a grand public torchlight descent – kissing optional! Just CHF 10 per adult CHF 5 […] The post Kiss and Ski for Valentine’s Day! appeared first on

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  • Conference 30th January – Reinvent yourself. Innovate your Career
    Conference 30th January – Reinvent yourself. Innovate your Career

    The next Career Women’s Forum WAVE (Women’s added value in the economy) conference will take place on Tuesday, January 30th in Geneva from 17:30 – 21:30.   More details here The Increasing Impermanence of work requires you to change. Are you ready? Today more than ever before, working life is impermanent. Change is imposed upon us – […] The post Conference 30th January – Reinvent yours

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  • Visions du Réel – Nyon’s film festival gets a new look
    Visions du Réel – Nyon’s film festival gets a new look

    A new visual identity has been unveiled for the next Visions du Reél film festival, due to take place in Nyon from 13th – 21st April 2018. The festival has a new artistic director (Emilie Bujès) and now, a new look. This new logo retains the key elements of identity that the Festival is recognised for […] The post Visions du Réel – Nyon’s film festival gets a new look appeared first on

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