Living in Nyon


  • A Melange of Music on the first night of Paléo 2018
    A Melange of Music on the first night of Paléo 2018

    Paléo kicked off in style last night in warm weather and with a breeze to cool down the festival-goers. Jonas, Living in Nyon’s annual Paléo reporter has reviewed some of the evening’s music in more detail in a previous post and below is a snapshot of the first night from the editor’s perspective. As ever, […] The post A Melange of Music on the first night of Paléo 2018 appeared

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  • A nostalgic and electric first night at Paléo Festival
    A nostalgic and electric first night at Paléo Festival

    There was an air of nostalgia floating around the grounds of Paléo Festival for the first evening of the 43rd edition of the festival. The 70s and 80s were massively represented, be it by the bands that actually defined those eras, like the new wave giants of Depeche Mode, or musicians who found their inspiration […] The post A nostalgic and electric first night at Paléo Festival

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  • The stage is set for another Paléo
    The stage is set for another Paléo

    Finishing touches at Paléo before the festival begins tomorrow. Photo above – realxing before the crowds arrive. On the day before Paléo officially opens to the public, a press conference is held on the grounds so journalists can see how the festival is shaping up and report on any new developments on site. Living in […] The post The stage is set for another Paléo appeared first on

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  • App and Ticket Info for Paléo
    App and Ticket Info for Paléo

    The Paléo festival starts next week in Nyon from the 17th- 22nd July. Transport info and information signs have gone up around the town in readiness for festival-goers, posters are up in the railway station and the Paléo App is now online. This App is full of all the info you need to get to […] The post App and Ticket Info for Paléo appeared first on

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  • Football/Soccer Summer Camps for Children starting in Nyon on Mon 16th July  
    Football/Soccer Summer Camps for Children starting in Nyon on Mon 16th July  

    Football/Soccer Summer Camps for Children starting in Nyon on Monday 16th July.   If your child has been inspired by watching the World Cup over the last few weeks, and would like to receive football coaching in English from great coaches and a professional football club, there’s a great opportunity coming up next week in […] The post Football/Soccer Summer Ca

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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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  • 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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  • “Scrublands” – Photo exhibition opens in Nyon at Focale
    “Scrublands” – Photo exhibition opens in Nyon at Focale

    The Focale Galerie at Place du Château in Nyon has a new photography exhibition entitled “Scrublands”. This exhibition features the work of photographer Antoine Bruy. Antoine has focussed his lens on men, women and families who have chosen to live off the grid, away from urban life and the modern world. This a small but […] The post “Scrublands” – Photo exhibition opens in Nyon at Fo

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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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  • Electric Bikes for rent now back in Nyon
    Electric Bikes for rent now back in Nyon

    The PubliBikes (both electric and non-electric) are now back in situ –  just outside the railway station in Nyon. They were replaced recently during the modernisation of the Publibike network in the La Côte area. There are other bike stations across Nyon and in Prangins, Gland, Dully etc. This new system enables customers to use a smartphone […] The post Electric Bikes for rent now back in Nyon

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  • Two free tickets to Ophelia – Ballet in Geneva
    Two free tickets to Ophelia – Ballet in Geneva

    Two free tickets are on offer for the performance of “Ophelia” by Piri Ballet on either Thursday 21st or Friday 22nd June at 17:30. The ballet will take place at the magnificent Bâtiment des Forces Motrices in Geneva (near the centre of town and next to the river/lake). To be in with a chance of winning these […] The post Two free tickets to Ophelia – Ballet in Geneva appeared first on

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  • Geneva’s got talent .. in Nyon! – Event Saturday 16 June
    Geneva’s got talent .. in Nyon! – Event Saturday 16 June

    GENEVA’S GOT TALENT comes to Nyon on Saturday 16th June The Geneva Amateur Operatic Society’s next performance “Geneva’s Got Talent” will be performed for one night only, at the Salle Communale in Nyon. The show will follow the format of the UK TV show of the same name. Contestants (of any age) who possess some sort […] The post Geneva’s got talent .. in Nyon! – Event Saturday 16 June

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  • Access to Geneva Airport and Château de Bossey restricted on 21 June
    Access to Geneva Airport and Château de Bossey restricted on 21 June

    Due to the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Geneva on the 21st June, access to the airport will be restricted between midday and midnight. The Pope will also visit the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey – Château de Bossy (between Nyon and Versoix) in Canton Vaud around lunchtime and early afternoon. A security perimeter will be […] The post Access to Geneva Airport and

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  • Shakespeare in English at the Château of Prangins
    Shakespeare in English at the Château of Prangins

    “Julius Caesar” will be performed in English at the Château of Prangins on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June at 19:30. These productions are held outside in the lovely courtyard of the castle and performed by the American Drama Group Europe (ADGE). As Nyon, the town itself was founded by Julius Caesar this is certainly an […] The post Shakespeare in English at the Château of Prangins

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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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  • Intercultural weekend – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June in Nyon
    Intercultural weekend – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June in Nyon

    On the 2nd and 3rd of June, it’s the Intercultural weekend in Nyon. On Saturday night at 21:00 there will be Afro funk by Les Mambas de Bayou, followed by Cuban Fusion music with Sin Craneo at 22:45. Bar and food from 19:00. On Sunday from 11:30 there will be music, dance and international food provided by various clubs […] The post Intercultural weekend – Saturday 2nd and

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  • Closing Party of Usine à Gaz – Saturday 2nd June
    Closing Party of Usine à Gaz – Saturday 2nd June

    The Usine à Gaz will hold a big closing party this Saturday the 2nd June 2018. Nyon’s cultural and permanent music venue will then be closed for two years due to the renovation of the building and the construction of a second performance space. The closing party promises to be a fun (but sad affair!) with […] The post Closing Party of Usine à Gaz – Saturday 2nd June appeared first on

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  • New Co-Working Space to open in Nyon in September
    New Co-Working Space to open in Nyon in September

    A new co-working space called Atelier 9 is due to open up in September in the centre of Nyon. This space is currently being built and created, but when it officially opens in four months, it will be a great place for the self-employed, entrepreneurs, startups and employees. The building itself is an old painter and […] The post New Co-Working Space to open in Nyon in September appe

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  • A bomb, bikes and tons of rubbish cleaned from the lake
    A bomb, bikes and tons of rubbish cleaned from the lake

    Five and a half tons of rubbish/garbage, 18 kilos of cigarettes, a bomb, bikes, shopping trolleys, tyres, plastic items, corks, plastic straws, yoghurt pots and finally, an urn! were all found in lac léman last weekend. They were all discovered during a big clean up along the lake (from Geneva to Villeneuve) which was carried out […] The post A bomb, bikes and tons of rubbish clea

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