Living in Nyon


  • Free entry to Nyon museums on 1,2,3 January. Family Event 6th January
    Free entry to Nyon museums on 1,2,3 January. Family Event 6th January

    Museums open, Family parade, Christmas tree bonfire, Look out for Lotos!  Happy New Year from Living in Nyon! The three museums of Nyon the Château of Nyon, the Lake Museum and the Roman Museum will be open on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd January with free entry to the public.  Check out the passenger submarine […] The post Free entry to Nyon museums on 1,2,3 January. Family E

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  • A Fondue and Ice Skating for just CHF 25!
    A Fondue and Ice Skating for just CHF 25!

    St-Cergue Tourist Office is currently offering a package for just CHF 25 per person for a fondue in a restaurant and chance to skate on the ice rink in the village. Take a look at St-Cergue’s webcam. It’s beautiful up there right now! (13th December 2018) Price includes rental of skates and fondue in a participating restaurant. […] The post A Fondue and Ice Skating for just CHF 25! appeared

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Heritage Days in Vaud – 1st and 2nd September
    Heritage Days in Vaud – 1st and 2nd September

    This weekend it’s “Journées européennes du patrimoine” – “European Heritage Days”. It’s a chance to visit and see heritage buildings around the country, some of them are only open for this weekend only. There is a full programme across canton Vaud click here In Nyon the château will be open, there will be guided tours […] The post Heritage Days in Vaud – 1st and 2nd September appeared fi

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Events coming up – Music, Dance and Flowers!
    Events coming up – Music, Dance and Flowers!

    Here is a selection of music and dance events coming up in Nyon, plus three flower/ garden events happening in the local area. Other Events – Did you know that La Côte newspaper has a Facebook page that lists local events? It’s in French but clear and easy to understand. Also, don’t forget to check […] The post Events coming up – Music, Dance and Flowers! appeared first on

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  • New free “Wild Pass” offers discounts to visiting tourists
    New free “Wild Pass” offers discounts to visiting tourists

    Ideal for those friend and family visits! Discounts on entry fees to Signal de Bougy, wildlife zoo in Le Vaud, Château de Prangins, the watchmaking museum and more. Nyon Région Tourism has teamed up with both Morges Région Tourism and the Vallée de Joux Tourism to create a  “Wild Pass” offering a range of discounts. This is […] The post New free “Wild Pass” offers discounts to

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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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  • Merry Christmas to all Readers!  Events 22 December 2017 – 7 January 2018
    Merry Christmas to all Readers! Events 22 December 2017 – 7 January 2018

    Living in Nyon would like to wish all our readers a Very Merry Christmas and a Joyeux Noël! Thankyou for your support in 2017 and thankyou too to all our advertisers (see sidebar) who help keep the site online. Our next post will be on January 4th 2018.  Here is a selection of events coming […] The post Merry Christmas to all Readers! Events 22 December 2017 – 7 Ja

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  • Gift suggestions – books set in Switzerland or written by local authors
    Gift suggestions – books set in Switzerland or written by local authors

    Offshoots – Writing from Geneva, Living along Lac Léman, The Summer Guest, 99.9 Ways to Travel Switzerland, The Gilded Chalet. In the recent Living in the Know audio “advent calendar” podcast, Catherine and Lisa suggested 24 gift ideas including several books that are set in Switzerland or have been written by authors living in this country. […] The post Gift sugges

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  • Swiss Travel Suggestions and Swiss Fountains – Two books on Switzerland Part 1
    Swiss Travel Suggestions and Swiss Fountains – Two books on Switzerland Part 1

    Two recently published books on Switzerland that have landed on Living in Nyon’s desk are: “99.9 Ways to Travel – Live like a Local” by Chantal Panozzo, and “Glimpses of Medieval Switzerland” by A.S Bhalla. The first, is “one part travel book, one part culture guide, and total bucket list enjoyment”, and it provides lots of […] The post Swiss Travel Suggestio

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  • More on the agenda in Nyon in September Part 2 – Events
    More on the agenda in Nyon in September Part 2 – Events

    There are lots of events coming up in Nyon and the surrounding area in the final week of September. Cow Parades, Autumn Fairs, Nyon’s wine festival, Autumn Fair, a massive (free) family spectacle in Geneva and a Venetian Carnival in Coppet! On Saturday 30th September it’s the Désalpe in St-Cergue. This annual ceremony is a […] The post More on the agenda in Nyon in September Part 2

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  • Discover the Jura by E-Bike. 50%  Discount off daily rental
    Discover the Jura by E-Bike. 50% Discount off daily rental

    La Côte tourism is offering a 50% discount on a one-day rental of an E-bike until October 22nd 2017. Just take public transport up to St-Cergue, show your ticket and you can then head off on the bike and discover the landscape and villages in the Jura in style! E-bikes can be booked calling St-Cergue […] The post Discover the Jura by E-Bike. 50% Discount off daily rental ap

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