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  • A Tsunami on Lac Léman in 563 – Could it Happen Again?
    A Tsunami on Lac Léman in 563 – Could it Happen Again?

    Did you know in the year 563 there was once a Tsunami on Lac Léman that left destruction in its wake? The Lake Museum in Nyon (Musée du Léman) currently has a exhibition called “Un Tsunami”, which recounts the story of the tsunami and how it happened. Seemingly a side of a mountain collapsed into […] The post A Tsunami on Lac Léman in 563 – Could it Happen Again? appeared first on L...

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  • Nyon’s Outdoor Pool now Open!
    Nyon’s Outdoor Pool now Open!

    The Piscine de Colovray (Nyon’s outdoor pool) opened on the the 4th May and will stay open until Monday 16th September 2019. The indoor pool at Cossy remains open, but will be closed for maintenance purposes between the 15th July and August 11th 2019. Take your pick! The weather is a little chilly right now […] The post Nyon’s Outdoor Pool now Open! appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • “Women in Science” – Talk, 14th May in Rolle
    “Women in Science” – Talk, 14th May in Rolle

    If you are a woman working in science, have a daughter who is considering STEM, then there is an interesting event coming up in Rolle on the 14th May 18:30 -22:00 This event is organised by the BPW (Business Professional Women) club.  Registration here.  The speaker will be Anna Fontcuberta i Morral, an Associate Professor at EPFL […] The post “Women in Science” – Talk, 14th May in ...

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  • Help plant up a new public garden in Nyon – 21, 22 and 23rd May
    Help plant up a new public garden in Nyon – 21, 22 and 23rd May

    “Printemps à Perdtemps” is one of many Participanyon projects in which members of the public can take part and help with local Nyon projects. The next event will be the planting of a new garden at the bottom of the Place Perdtemps car park in Nyon on Tuesday 21st May from 17.00-19:00, Wednesday the 22nd […] The post Help plant up a new public garden in Nyon – 21, 22 and 23rd May appear...

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  • Neighbours’ Day – Friday 24th May
    Neighbours’ Day – Friday 24th May

    It’s La Fête des Voisins (Neighbours’ Day) on Friday 24th May in Nyon, and in towns and villages across the Canton. Look out for the posters in your area, apartment building or street to find out what’s happening in your area. Your neighbours may have organised a drinks, pot luck buffet or a simple get-together. […] The post Neighbours’ Day – Friday 24th May appeared first on Livin...

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  • Jazz Electronica – “Go Go Penguin” from UK in Nyon Sat 11th May
    Jazz Electronica – “Go Go Penguin” from UK in Nyon Sat 11th May

    “Go Go Penguin” from Manchester and Arthur Hnatek (Swiss drummer/ artist) will be playing at the Salle Communale in Nyon on Saturday 11th May at 21:00 Details here. This is a Usine à Gaz production. The Usine à Gaz (Nyon’s main arts and cultural centre) is currently under renovation so concerts are currently being held in various […] The post Jazz Electronica – “Go Go Penguin”...

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  • How the Swiss Eat – New Exhibition at the Château of Prangins
    How the Swiss Eat – New Exhibition at the Château of Prangins

    The Château of Prangins currently has a new exhibition called “À table ! What does Switzerland eat ?” In this exhibition you can find out about Swiss culinary culture and how it has changed over the years. Discover the country’s regional specialities and its food heritage. Check out the butcher’s shop which has been completely […] The post How the Swiss Eat – New Exhibition at the...

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  • Visit Sistelo: The Hidden Gem, Made In Portugal – Travel guide
    Visit Sistelo: The Hidden Gem, Made In Portugal – Travel guide

    Portugal is for sure an amazing destination for holidays. While most travellers focus on Lisbon, Porto and Faro, you should definitely discover other places. Some of them are true wonders of nature and architecture. Here is one of the hidden gems of Portugal treasures: SISTELO. Located in the north of Portugal, in Arcos de Valdevez municipality, this village is one of the oldest in the Alto-Min...

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  • Gardens in Switzerland – New book out in English.
    Gardens in Switzerland – New book out in English.

    Spring is here, the wisteria is in full bloom around Nyon and gardeners were busy working away at the Château of Prangins on Tuesday afternoon (see photos below). For those readers who love gardens, and who also like to visit them, there is a new book out with chapters in English, French and German called, […] The post Gardens in Switzerland – New book out in English. appeared first on Liv...

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  • Literary and Writers’ Events Coming up
    Literary and Writers’ Events Coming up

    The Bibliotopia Literary Weekend will take place from the 4th to the 6th May at the Jan Michalski Foundation in Montricher. Some events are in French, others in English or German. See programme here. If you have never visited this literary centre/foundation, it is the most extraordinary modern building set high up in the hills […] The post Literary and Writers’ Events Coming up appeared fir...

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  • 4 Reasons to Choose Oregon for Your Next Vacation
    4 Reasons to Choose Oregon for Your Next Vacation

    Oregon is an increasingly popular destination with travelers and, when you look at all it has to offer, it’s easy to see why. It provides the perfect balance between stunning natural beauty, thrilling adventure, boutique shopping, fascinating history and culture, and exquisite luxury. Located on the Northwest Pacific coastline, this diverse and vibrant state is fast becoming the go-to place a...

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  • Luxury Breaks in the UK You Can Afford
    Luxury Breaks in the UK You Can Afford

    The UK is full of glamorous getaways that can be more affordable than you’d think. It is within reach for many to take a weekend off to be treated like royalty while enjoying quaint settings and luxurious accommodations. There are a slew of reasonably-priced retreats throughout the UK if you want to reserve an all-inclusive package for relatively cheap. After working too hard, everyone deserv...

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  • How to Make Your Vacation Fun for Everyone
    How to Make Your Vacation Fun for Everyone

    When you travel with friends, family or other like-minded people, it can either be fun-filled or a disaster waiting to happen. Keeping everyone happy can sometimes prove difficult, especially when you share different interests.  As such, parents whose children are easily bored and disinterested with anything except for the activities they enjoy won’t experience the relaxing getaway they’v...

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  • Guided Tours of Nyon – Cultural Tours, History Tours and More
    Guided Tours of Nyon – Cultural Tours, History Tours and More

    Nyon Tourism Office organises various tours for both residents and visitors throughout the year. The next tours coming up soon are a cultural tour on the 28th April and a history of the town tour on the 16th May. Meet in front on the château at 14:00. Please register in advance. Details in flyer below.  […] The post Guided Tours of Nyon – Cultural Tours, History Tours and More appeared fi...

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  • Musical in English in Nyon 3-5th May
    Musical in English in Nyon 3-5th May

    The Geneva Amateur Operatic Society Spring 2019 production will take place  the Théâtre de Marens in Nyon on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of May. “Into the Woods” is a musical which intertwines the plots of several fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault, with the main characters taken from Little Red Riding Hood, […] The post Musical in English in Nyon 3-5th May appeared first...

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  • Easter Market in Nyon – Sat 13 and Sunday 14 April
    Easter Market in Nyon – Sat 13 and Sunday 14 April

    There will be an Easter Market in Nyon on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April from 08:30 -18:30 along the Rue de Rive. Stands, artisanal products, workshops for children. The post Easter Market in Nyon – Sat 13 and Sunday 14 April appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Football Camps for Children over Easter in Nyon
    Football Camps for Children over Easter in Nyon

    Inter Soccer Football Camps over Easter in Nyon Children aged 3 to 13 can take part in InterSoccer Easter Camps at Colovray Sports Centre in Nyon from 15 – 18 April. These holiday camps can be booked for a full week, or for single days. For 5 to 13-year-olds, there will be a full day […] The post Football Camps for Children over Easter in Nyon appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Happy Birthday to a real cat lady
    Happy Birthday to a real cat lady

    From distant South Carolina, this discreet blogger tells us every day about the adventures of the cats (and two donkeys !) who live peacefully by her side. Marg is a tireless animal friend. Feeding, playing, treating, cajoling, sterilizing everybody who comes from no one knows where, Marg only listens to her heart. She takes good […]

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  • Chocolate Festival in Versoix – 6 and 7 April
    Chocolate Festival in Versoix – 6 and 7 April

    If you love chocolate you’ll love Festichoc! This two-day free festival in Versoix has chocolate stands galore, artisanal chocolate makers, sculptures in chocolate, competitions, a treasure hunt for children, little trains that run during the festival, lots of fun for the family and chocoholics! This festival is very popular, taking public transport is recommended. More […] The post Chocola...

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