Living in Nyon


  • Open wine cellars this weekend in villages near Nyon -Try the Bourru!
    Open wine cellars this weekend in villages near Nyon -Try the Bourru!

    It’s “Cave Ouvertes” this weekend Saturday 3rd (10:00 – 18:00) and Sunday 4th November (10:00 -16:00) in Begnins, Luins, Vinzel et Bursins. For just CHF15 you are given a special wine tasting glass, you can then visit the wine cellars and taste wine in each of them. There will be a free “navette” bus provided […] The post Open wine cellars this weekend in villages nea

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  • Wine festival this weekend in Nyon
    Wine festival this weekend in Nyon

    It’s Fête de la Vigne in Nyon this Friday 5th (17:00- 23:30) and Saturday 6th October (09:00 – 01:00 in the morning!) in the Place du Château and at the Place des Marronniers. There are lots of events planned: an after-work drink on Friday, with a light show against the castle walls, wine producers in town with stands, […] The post Wine festival this weekend in Nyon appeared first on

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Warm up with a Sausage, a Fondue and Glass of wine for CHF 20! Special offer
    Warm up with a Sausage, a Fondue and Glass of wine for CHF 20! Special offer

    Gastrovaud (the association of restaurants and cafés in Vaud) has a special offer for Friday the 1st and Saturday the 2nd December 2017. The offer is called “Pintes Ouvertes” and it lets you try out a typical menu of the region. The menu consists of a dry Vaudois sausage with baguette, a 100% Swiss cheese fondue (AOP) with bread […] The post Warm up with a Saus

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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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  • 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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  • Not Just Music; Looking At What Else Paleo Has To Offer
    Not Just Music; Looking At What Else Paleo Has To Offer

    A big part of Paléo’s long lasting success lies in the way the festival is made to be as welcoming as possible. As just about anyone who has lived the Paléo experience knows, there’s much more to a day on the grounds than going to see the concert you were really excited about. The number […] The post Not Just Music; Looking At What Else Paleo Has To Offer appeared first on

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  • Base Balcony Bar in Nyon now open for Summer drinks
    Base Balcony Bar in Nyon now open for Summer drinks

    If you are looking to host a social or networking event, or you simply would like a place to drink with a great view of Nyon, the balcony bar at the Base Hotel is now open for summer from 17:00 – 22:00 Monday to Saturday. The bar serves a selection of cold beers, cocktails and local […] The post Base Balcony Bar in Nyon now open for Summer drinks appeared first on

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  • Wine weekend in Vaud – Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June
    Wine weekend in Vaud – Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June

    This weekend the 3rd and 4th June, it’s Caves Ouvertes across Vaud. Lots of caves (wine cellars) across the Canton will be open for wine tasting from 10:00 – 18:00. Just CHF 20 buys you a wine “passport/glass” which then entitles you to try out the wine in over 300 cellars! There is even an […]

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  • Autumn Fair in Nyon and Expat-Expo this weekend 1-2 October
    Autumn Fair in Nyon and Expat-Expo this weekend 1-2 October

    Autumn Fair and Special launch of Know-it-all passport at Expat-Expo It’s the Autumn fair/Oktoberfest in the centre of Nyon (and also the wine festival, see previous post) from 07:00-20:00 this Saturday the 1st October 2016. Stands, music, artisanal beers, and more. On Sunday 2nd October it’s Expat-Expo from 11:00 -17:00 at the La Praille Centre at the Ramada Conference […]

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  • Free Culinary Tasting and Demonstration at Oil, Vinegar and Spirit shop in Nyon Sat 12 March
    Free Culinary Tasting and Demonstration at Oil, Vinegar and Spirit shop in Nyon Sat 12 March

    On Saturday the 12th March from 11:00 – 13:00, there will be a free culinary tasting and demonstration by Manuella Magnin the “culinary” journalist for L’Illustré magazine. This will take place at Vom Fass, an oil, vinegar and spirit shop in the centre of Nyon. On Saturday, members of the public will be able to taste three different dishes created from Vom Fass […]

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