Living in Nyon


  • Public Debate on Nyon’s Future Population
    Public Debate on Nyon’s Future Population

    Nyon’s current population is around 22,000 and is predicted to grow to 30,000 within the next few years. What challenges will the town face if this happens? On Thursday 12th September 2019 there will be a public debate to discuss these challenges. The debate will take place from 19:30 – 21:00 at the Salle du […] The post Public Debate on Nyon’s Future Population ap

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  • A Dark Sky Night in Nyon on the 26th September
    A Dark Sky Night in Nyon on the 26th September

    The town of Nyon will be participating in “La Nuit est Belle” movement on the 26th September and  will turn off the public lighting in the town (where it is safe to do so). Others communes of Tannay, Crassier, Prangins, Vich, Gilly, Rolle, Le Vaud, Gingins and Chéserex are also taking part in this event. […] The post A Dark Sky Night in Nyon on the 26th September

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  • Swimming classes in warm water for adults & children – Starts September
    Swimming classes in warm water for adults & children – Starts September

    As summer is coming to an end, there’s a chance for both children and adults to learn how to swim in an indoor pool and be ready for the next summer season. The friendly swimming instructors at Clinique la Lignière speak English and will be giving classes ranging from complete beginner to advanced stages of swimming. This indoor […] The post

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  • New to Nyon? A Chance to meet new people at the IWCN activities Fair

    New to Nyon? Here’s a chance for women to meet other women at the IWCN (International Women’s Club of Nyon) activities fair. The IWCN is a non-profit organisation for English-speaking women residing in Nyon and the surrounding region. Its purpose is to promote friendly contacts among women of all nationalities through multiple activities and to help facilitate […] The post

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  • Jazz in Prangins and Nyon, 12 -14 September 2019
    Jazz in Prangins and Nyon, 12 -14 September 2019

    On the 12, 13 & 14 September there will be three evenings of jazz in Nyon and Prangins at the 5th “Jazz au Peuple” festival. Venues include: the Temple of Nyon, the Temple of Prangins and the Old Pressoir of Prangins The programme features Armenian-American singer Areni Agbabian, the Arthur Hnatek Trio and internationally renowned […] The post Jazz in Prangin

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  • Gingibana – Music Festival in a Château near Nyon – Sat 7th September
    Gingibana – Music Festival in a Château near Nyon – Sat 7th September

    Gingibana  – is a village music festival which will be held on Saturday 7th September from 10:30 – 17:30 in the beautiful Château Blanc in Gingins near Nyon. Gingins organises many fun events throughout the year, “Gingibana” was such a success in 2018, the village decided to do it all over again in 2019. This event is […] The post Gingibana – M

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  • Up, Up and Away. Fly-in over Prangins – Saturday 24th August
    Up, Up and Away. Fly-in over Prangins – Saturday 24th August

    There will be *lots of interesting planes and helicopters in the sky above Prangins on Saturday 24th August 2019. The Swissair Aeronautic Club is organising a Fly-In at the aerodrome on that day with flights starting at 09:00 and demonstrations at 11:00. There will even be some wing-walking at 13:45! The Fly-In ends at 18:00 […] The post Up, Up and Away

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  • “Grease” is the word – in Nyon, in English!
    “Grease” is the word – in Nyon, in English!

    It’s got groove, it’s got meaning, Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion… in Nyon Ideal family event to end the summer. The summer nights are nearly coming to an end, but not over at the Théâtre de Marens (Rue de Stand 5) in Nyon where they will carry on for a […] The post “Grease” is the word – in Nyon, in English! appeared first on

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  • 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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