Living in Nyon


  • Courses for Children and Students in Coding, Programming, Robotics
    Courses for Children and Students in Coding, Programming, Robotics

    Programme your own Computer game or App – Coding, Adventures in Robotics and more – Day Courses in English for students aged 8-18 A series of courses will take place in Geneva (22- 25th Oct) and Lausanne (23-26th Oct) for children and students aged 8-18 to experience digital game development and learn the language of code. […] The post Courses for Children and Students i

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  • 50,000 Candles to light up Château de Prangins on Saturday evening
    50,000 Candles to light up Château de Prangins on Saturday evening

      This year the Château de Prangins celebrates 20 years as home to the Swiss National Museum in French-speaking Switzerland. During that time it has welcomed more than a million visitors, held around fifty cultural history exhibitions, and launched innovative events – such as Rendez-vous au Jardin (Rendezvous in the garden – a Fête and […] The post 50,000 Candles to lig

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Raising Multilingual Children Workshops in Geneva and Lausanne – January 16 and 17
    Raising Multilingual Children Workshops in Geneva and Lausanne – January 16 and 17

    Raising Multilingual Children – Two evening workshops by Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, specialist in education and neuroscience.  Monday 16 January 2018 in Geneva Tuesday 17 January 2018 in Lausanne Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, the author of “Raising Multilingual Children” and 5 other books on the brain and learning, is visiting Switzerland to present her dynamic workshops. Tracey is half Japanese-American, […] The post

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  • Classical concert for young children – Sunday 26th November at 11:00
    Classical concert for young children – Sunday 26th November at 11:00

    The COV (Conservatoire de L’Ouest Vaudois) are giving a “Musical Tales” concert for young children on Sunday 26th November at 11:00.  Free entry for children under the age of 10. Listen to the story of the “bass” elephant and the voice of the “cello” swan! Tartine and chocolate served at the concert. See poster. The post Classical concert for young children – Sunday 26t

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Classical Concerts in Tannay 18th -27th August   Free Family Concert Sat 26th
    Classical Concerts in Tannay 18th -27th August Free Family Concert Sat 26th

    The Variations Musicales de Tannay begins today the 18th August and continues until the 27th. This is a popular classical music festival and many concerts are already sold out, but there are currently still tickets available for some concerts including Renaud Capuçon & l’Orchestre de Chambre de Bâle on Sunday 20th August at 17:00. This […] The post Classica

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  • Bat Night tonight in Nyon!
    Bat Night tonight in Nyon!

    It’s the fourth edition of the “Nuit des Chuaves-Souris” tonight the 18th August at the Musée du Léman in Nyon. It’s an opportunity to find out more and see these nocturnal creatures, there will be stands, workshops for children and more from 19:00-23:00. Entrance free, no registration required. The post Bat Night tonight in Nyon! appeared first on Living

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  • Swiss National Day in Nyon, Morges, Rolle and Coppet
    Swiss National Day in Nyon, Morges, Rolle and Coppet

    Swiss National Day Celebrations The First of August is Swiss National Day and in Nyon the ceremony and celebrations will start at the Esplanade des Marroniers. The evening will begin at 19:45 with an apéritif with music by the Municipal Fanfare Band. At 20:20 there will be the ringing of bells At 20:25 the official […] The post Swiss National Day in Nyon, Morges, Rolle and Coppet

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  • Leaving the Nyon area? – Tips to prepare you for your move
    Leaving the Nyon area? – Tips to prepare you for your move

    Early summer is when many expatriates living in the Nyon region are either relocating to other countries or they are moving back “home”. There’s lots to do to prepare for such a move. Apart from the actual packing and long list of administrative tasks to be taken care of, there are specific requirements to consider […] The post Leaving the Nyon area? – Tips to prepare you for you

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