Living in Nyon


  • Have your say in the future look of Nyon’s Place Perdtemps car park
    Have your say in the future look of Nyon’s Place Perdtemps car park

    The main Place Perdtemps carpark in the centre of Nyon is going to be transformed. There are plans for underground parking, retail outlets, a green park area, public buildings and more. Photo above – artist’s impression of the new look car park courtesy Participanyon On Wednesday the 12th September 2018, there is a chance for citizens […] The post Have your say in the

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  • Learning French, via Skype with local teachers
    Learning French, via Skype with local teachers

    Learning French and taking the time to attend classes can often be quite difficult for expatriates with busy schedules. For those who have to travel for business purposes and can’t commit to a fixed language-learning timetable, or for those who are simply busy with family activities, it’s tricky to fit in fixed time language lessons. […] The post Learning French, via Skype with local teach

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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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  • Wake up and Run – Early morning 5 km run in Nyon in September
    Wake up and Run – Early morning 5 km run in Nyon in September

    Discover Nyon from a new perspective – at 05:30 in the morning! There will be a 5 km “Wake up and Run” early morning run through the town on the 29th September. The start of the course begins at Place Perdtemps and will be led by a course leader (on a bike with balloons!). The leader will guide […] The post Wake up and Run – Early morning 5 km run in Nyon in September app

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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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  • 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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  • Swimming Lessons for Children and Adults in a Warm Swimming pool!
    Swimming Lessons for Children and Adults in a Warm Swimming pool!

    As Summer is around the corner, it’s a good time for both children and adults to learn how to swim. The friendly swimming instructors in Clinique la Lignière speak English and they will be giving classes during the school summer holidays (3rd July – 9th August) ranging from complete beginner to advanced stages of swimming. This […]

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  • New photo exhibition at Château de Prangins – May podcast now out
    New photo exhibition at Château de Prangins – May podcast now out

    The Château de Prangins has a new exhibition entitled “Work – from 1860 to today”. This exhibition features photographs which explore how earning a living has changed over time. From a photo from 1865 of a chambermaid working at the Hôtel Beau-Rivage in Lausanne, to a worker in 1949 clinging to scaffolding on the tower of Geneva cathedral, […]

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  • Cool new Café opens in Nyon, plus new Vinyl/CD shop
    Cool new Café opens in Nyon, plus new Vinyl/CD shop

    Two new places have recently opened in Nyon – a cool new café (also open on a Sunday!) and a shop selling new vinyl records and CDs. Both new businesses are situated at the top of Nyon’s old town. Café ex Machina opened a few weeks ago in Rue du Vieux-Marché (near the Julius Ceasar statue/Roman frieze) and […]

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  • Swimming Lessons, Aquagym, Sauna and Fitness coaching at Clinique La Lignière
    Swimming Lessons, Aquagym, Sauna and Fitness coaching at Clinique La Lignière

     Swimming Lessons over the Easter holidays and throughout the year  Clinique La Lignière offers group and individual swimming lessons for both children and adults throughout the year and  during the upcoming Easter holidays. The friendly swimming instructors speak English and give classes ranging from complete beginner to advanced stages of swimming. Contact Sarah Lailler, manager of the swimming school on 022 999 […]

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  • CHF 35 offer for Fondue and Snowshoe walk
    CHF 35 offer for Fondue and Snowshoe walk

    St-Cergue Tourist Office is offering a “Fondue and Snowshoe walk” at just CHF 35 per person. The price includes rental of snowshoes and sticks, a map with recommended walking routes followed by a fondue in a partner restaurant in St-Cergue (see list below). For further info and to reserve the offer, contact the tourism office in St-Cergue.   022 360 13 […]

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  • Nicola Mackley  – Training people to improve their English at Work
    Nicola Mackley – Training people to improve their English at Work

    In our series of interviews with expatriates who live in the Nyon area, here is an article with Nicola Mackley. Nicola helps non-native English speakers in business situations. Read on to find out why Nicola loves living in Nyon and the cultural differences that she discovered between living in Switzerland and in the U.K. Photo […]

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  • First Aid Courses for Children and Adults in English
    First Aid Courses for Children and Adults in English

    There are two First Aid Courses coming up over the next couple of months, both with instruction in English. The first on January 28 is on Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Babies, Children and Adults and will run from 09:30 – 13:30 and the second, First Aid for Children & Adults will be held on February 4th, also from 09:30 – 13:30. […]

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  • Moving People, Pets and Pictures to and from the Nyon area 
    Moving People, Pets and Pictures to and from the Nyon area 

    The Swiss moving Company – A local removal company with storage facilities Are you planning on moving to, or from the Nyon and Vaud region in 2017 ? Or have you already unpacked your boxes and settled in the area, but now need the services of a cleaning company, a concierge service or simply a […]

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