Living in Nyon


  • Nyon Rugby Mermaids are Recruiting!
    Nyon Rugby Mermaids are Recruiting!

    Did you know that Nyon Rugby Club has a female rugby team? The Nyon Rugby Mermaids are now recruiting and welcomes new members. For more info, or if you simply want to try out the sport – contact mathilde@nyonrugbyclub.com Checkout their Facebook page here Training takes place at the Colovray Sports Centre in Nyon on Monday […] The post Nyon Rugby Mermaids are Recruiting!

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  • One Festival Closes in Nyon this weekend- Another opens 14th August
    One Festival Closes in Nyon this weekend- Another opens 14th August

    The 26th Rive Jazzy Festival ends its season in Nyon this weekend, the 10th and 11th August 2019. There will be free live music concerts playing from 11:30 until 23:30 on Saturday 10th, and from 13:30 until 21:00 on Sunday 11th down by the lakeside. See programme here. No sooner has one festival finished in […] The post One Festival Closes in

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  • Swiss National Day Celebrations in Nyon
    Swiss National Day Celebrations in Nyon

    Happy Swiss National Day to all readers! If you are you new to the town, you might like to know there will be an official ceremony in Nyon today, the 1st August, followed by celebrations later on in the evening. The official ceremony takes place at the Esplanade des Marroniers (by the Roman columns) At […] The post Swiss National Day Celebrations in Nyon appeared fi

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  • Paléo ends with Beethoven’s 5th and Jane Birkin
    Paléo ends with Beethoven’s 5th and Jane Birkin

    So that’s it from Paléo 2019 folks! We will leave you with a resumé of the festival from today’s press conference and a couple of videos from Sunday afternoon. If you are on the festival grounds, enjoy the fireworks! Photo above – behind the scenes At the final Paléo press conference on Sunday afternoon, Daniel […] The post Paléo ends with Beethoven’s 5th and Jan

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  • Stormy night, Smells of Sage and Eclectic Music – Paléo Day 4
    Stormy night, Smells of Sage and Eclectic Music – Paléo Day 4

    A wide range of music on Friday, more on Saturday’s line-up It was hot and humid early on Friday evening at Paléo and clouds began to gather over the festival grounds. See the wind whipping up the tent ropes of the Dome Tent in the video below. Despite the impending storm, the band inside the […] The post Stormy night, Smells of Sage and Eclectic Musi

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  • Fighting Food Waste at Paléo
    Fighting Food Waste at Paléo

    Did you know that the App “Too Good to Go” is operating at Paléo? This App helps in the fight against food waste. Users of the App can search for, and buy unsold food at drastically reduced prices (at the end of the day of trading) from shops and restaurants all over the world, including […] The post Fighting Food Waste at Paléo appeared first on

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  • Paléo is for kids (and big kids!)
    Paléo is for kids (and big kids!)

    Tucked away in a corner of the Paléo grounds is an area completely dedicated to children aged 6- 12 called Miel-Mélo. See its location here on the Paléo map. It’s open every day until 22:00 and offers a smoke and alcohol free area, away from the bands and music. We published an article about this area back […] The post Paléo is for kids (and big kids!) appeared first on

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  • Barefoot Ozzies rock Les Arches and Le Detour at Paléo 2019
    Barefoot Ozzies rock Les Arches and Le Detour at Paléo 2019

    There are various tents and stages across the grounds at Paléo, one of them, is the Le Detour tent, (see map here) and on Tuesday night at just 16:45, this tent was already rocking to the Pierce Brothers from Australia. Above – One of the Pierce Brothers using the barriers as a drum. Despite the heat […] The post Barefoot Ozzies rock Les Arches and L

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  • Keeping Cool in the Canicule at Paléo
    Keeping Cool in the Canicule at Paléo

    Jonas Parson has done a great job of summing up the first night on Paléo in the previous article. Check out his recommendation of where to find some craft beer to drink at the festival. Jonas has been covering Paléo for many years, see photo at the end of this post. Last night certainly was […] The post Keeping Cool in the Canicule at Paléo appeared first on

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  • Climb up to Utopia !  The new HES-SO structure at Paléo
    Climb up to Utopia ! The new HES-SO structure at Paléo

    Ever year the students of HES-SO create a themed structure for the Paléo festival. This year the structure is called Utopia 2050. Festival goers can climb its metal towers covered with plants.  As they move up the towers, HES-SO students will invite the public to try out an original plant based food, to find out […] The post Climb up to Utopia ! The new HE

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  • Behind the scenes at Paléo – The New and Bigger, Main stage
    Behind the scenes at Paléo – The New and Bigger, Main stage

    The Grande Scène (main stage) at Paléo is bigger this year! The stage is now built and ready to welcome the artists and bands who will perform at the festival which begins tomorrow, the 23rd July. Check out the view the performers get from the front of the stage in the photo below (without the […] The post Behind the scenes at Paléo – The New and Bigger

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  • Take in the atmosphere (and a glass of wine) at the Fête des Vignerons
    Take in the atmosphere (and a glass of wine) at the Fête des Vignerons

    The Fête des Vignerons (the Winegrowers’ festival) in Vevey began on the 18th July and runs until the 11th August 2019. They say most people only get to see two Fête des Vignerons in their lifetime as they only take place five times in a century. So now is your chance. The last Fête was […] The post Take in the atmosphere (and a glass of win

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  • Special offers on InterSoccer football camps for Living in Nyon readers
    Special offers on InterSoccer football camps for Living in Nyon readers

    InterSoccer are offering several discounts on their football camps, which begin at Colovray in Nyon on Monday, 22 July. Boys and girls of all abilities are welcome to the camps, whether just starting out in football, or wanting to improve their game. There will be Mini Camps (mornings only) for children aged 3-5, Junior Camps (ages […] The post

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  • Parking in Nyon a hundred years ago.
    Parking in Nyon a hundred years ago.

    Living in Nyon is taking a short break and will return on the 22nd July. Meanwhile the Living in Nyon Friday column (in English) continues in La Côte newspaper. The column this Friday (12th July) talks about old Nyon and refers to the photo below. This is of the car park in Place Perdtemps (as […] The post Parking in Nyon a hundred years ago. appeared first on

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  • Gourmet Hike 6th July – Go for “une glace” in France!
    Gourmet Hike 6th July – Go for “une glace” in France!

    Gourmet Hike, Cooling of in Yvoire, Julius Caesar has left town, Rive Jazzy starts this weekend There will be a Guided Gourmet Hike on the 6th July (departure from the car park of La Givrine) from 08:00 -14:00.  A guide will lead you to a dairy in a mountain pasture, you will also get to see the […] The post Gourmet Hike 6th July – Go for “une glace” in France!

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  • Keeping cool in La Dôle – Suggested walk in the hills near Nyon
    Keeping cool in La Dôle – Suggested walk in the hills near Nyon

    If are looking for a good way to cool off and get away from the hot temperatures, La Dôle could be the perfect destination if you are willing to get up early and don’t mind a walk. One Living in Nyon reader did just that on Saturday morning. Here’s his advice. “I jumped on the […] The post Keeping cool in La Dôle – Suggested walk in the hills near

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  • Paléo timetable now out – Ticket market open until 14 July
    Paléo timetable now out – Ticket market open until 14 July

    The line up of Paléo was revealed back in April and the timetable was released this week. Music fans can now plan their afternoons/ evenings in advance (the gates open at 15:30 each day) Paléo also has a great mobile App with all the info needed on the festival. Not got tickets? The official Paléo […] The post Paléo timetable now out – Ticket market ope

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  • Eight museums for just CHF 12 in the Nyon region
    Eight museums for just CHF 12 in the Nyon region

    8 museums you can enter for just 12 francs.  Compiled by Olivia Higgs (read more about Olivia here) For tourists and locals, the Nyon Region Museum Pass offers you the opportunity to discover the modest sum of CHF 12. The eight museums are: The Châteaux of Nyon,  Coppet and Prangins, the Lake Geneva Museum, the Roman Museum […] The post Eight museums for just C

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