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  • Sunday Afternoon Concert at Conservatoire
    Sunday Afternoon Concert at Conservatoire

    The new season of Sunday afternoon concerts at the Conservatoire in Nyon by the lakeside in Nyon, begin on the 22 September with the Duo Obco “Huitzil-Colibri”. Flute, percussion, contemporary, renaissance and baroque music mixed with the spoken word. To reserve a seat, call 021 802 4393 or email info.nyon @cov-vd.ch The post Sunday Afternoon Concert at Conservatoire appeared first on Livin...

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  • Children’s Birthday Parties in Nyon’s castle & museums. Heritage weekend
    Children’s Birthday Parties in Nyon’s castle & museums. Heritage weekend

    If any parents are looking for an unusual venue for a children’s birthday party, did you know that all three of Nyon’s museums (the Roman museum, the Château and the Léman Museum) offer a 45 minute birthday party package for up to 12 children? How about a party where children (from 07-12 years old) can […] The post Children’s Birthday Parties in Nyon’s castle & museums. Heritage...

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  • Open Days at CERN this weekend 14 and 15 September 2019
    Open Days at CERN this weekend 14 and 15 September 2019

    On Saturday, 14 and Sunday, 15 September, CERN will open its doors to the public. Taking advantage of the second long shutdown of the Large Hadron Collider, the Laboratory will be offering visitors of all ages the exceptional opportunity to visit its facilities, discover its groundbreaking technologies, have fun with physics and meet the people who […] The post Open Days at CERN this weekend...

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  • 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 appeared first on Living...

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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 appeared first on Livin...

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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 New to Nyon? ...

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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 Prangins and Nyon, 12 -14 Septemb...

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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 – Music Festival in a Château near Ny...

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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. Fly-in over Prangins – Saturday 24th...

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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 Living in Nyon.

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  • How to Add a Little Luxury to Your Holiday
    How to Add a Little Luxury to Your Holiday

    Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, an important birthday or even your honeymoon, you will probably want to make your vacation that little bit special. However, as we make our holiday plans, the sometimes astronomical costs of luxury travel can be a little intimidating – even if we are lucky enough to have a healthy amount of budget behind us. When it comes to high-end travel, it’s ...

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  • The Ultimate Bucket List Destinations
    The Ultimate Bucket List Destinations

    Whether you’re 20, 30, 50, or even 80, bucket lists are a popular way to highlight what you want to experience and do in life, helping you tick them off one by one. One widespread trend on bucket lists is certainly to travel the globe. Often, people wish they traveled more, but with a vast world to explore, how do you decide on the best destinations to visit? The following five destinations f...

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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 Nyon this weekend- Another opens 14th August appea...

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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 first on Living in Nyon.

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  • How to Capture the Very Best Vacation Memories
    How to Capture the Very Best Vacation Memories

    A luxury vacation is something that you want to remember forever. No matter what type of vacation you’re about to embark on, you’ll never want to forget those boutique shopping trips, breathtaking views, and romantic moments. That’s why souvenirs and keepsakes are such bestsellers around the world. For those that don’t want their homes filled with the tat of the average tourist, there a...

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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 Jane Birkin appeared ...

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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 Music – Paléo Day 4 appeared first on Li...

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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 Living in Nyon.

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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 Living in Nyon.

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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 Living in Nyon.

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