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  • Festival des arts vivants
    Festival des arts vivants

    FAR (Festival des Arts Vivants) is Nyon’s final major festival of the year. Due to the particular circumstances we are having this year, it brings art to life in a different way! Performances in the public space, radio projects, choreographic journeys in the middle of nature, one-to-one story-sharing, works sent home and to be activated by […] The post Festival des arts vivants appeared fi...

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  • SwissCovid App launched 25th June  – Contact tracing for residents
    SwissCovid App launched 25th June – Contact tracing for residents

    The free SwissCovid App was launched today, 25th June 2020. The application uses Contact Tracing. This is to identify people who have been in close contact with those who have been infected with coronavirus. Above – Image of the SwissCovid App The App is clearly laid out and links to the “Coronavirus – Frequently Asked […] The post SwissCovid App launched 25th June – Contact tracing ...

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  • Signs of new life around Nyon – Cinema, Pool, Zoo and Restaurants now open
    Signs of new life around Nyon – Cinema, Pool, Zoo and Restaurants now open

    Many of the students at Nyon’s Gymnase (high school) returned to their studies on Monday 8th June and although the school is still not operating at full capacity, the presence of the students has made the town feel a lot busier. Elsewhere, there are other signs of life around the town, the cinema is now […] The post Signs of new life around Nyon – Cinema, Pool, Zoo and Restaurants now ope...

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  • The Expert Guide to Life in Switzerland – From Permits and Politics, to Tipping and Taxes
    The Expert Guide to Life in Switzerland – From Permits and Politics, to Tipping and Taxes

    There is a new book out called “The Expert Guide to your Life in Switzerland”  edited by Diccon Bewes (author of “Swiss Watching”  and “Slow Train to Switzerland” ). Each chapter of the book is written by an expert living in Switzerland giving you the benefit of their experience and knowledge. This is an ideal book for the […] The post The Expert Guide to Life in Switzerland ...

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  • Nyon Museums Re-Open on 16 May. Iris Gardens at Château de Vullierens now Open
    Nyon Museums Re-Open on 16 May. Iris Gardens at Château de Vullierens now Open

    The three museums of Nyon: the Lake Museum, the Château of Nyon and the Roman Museum will reopen on Saturday 16 May. The number of visitors allowed in each museum is limited. The maximum number of people allowed in each room is displayed at the entrance.  Hand gel is available to the public at the entrance […] The post Nyon Museums Re-Open on 16 May. Iris Gardens at Château de Vullierens ...

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  • Walk to Wine school from Nyon Railway Station
    Walk to Wine school from Nyon Railway Station

    Did you know that just above Nyon, in Changins, there is a Wine School/Haut Ecole/Training Centre which offers degree courses, a Master of Science in viticulture and oenology, plus courses for wine-lovers and members of the public? The school is set in grounds surrounded by its own vineyards. It has a lovely old house in […] The post Walk to Wine school from Nyon Railway Station appeared firs...

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  • Coronavirus: Key numbers, Useful Info and “Cholera Cake”
    Coronavirus: Key numbers, Useful Info and “Cholera Cake”

    Thanks to La Côte newspaper for publishing these useful numbers at the front of its paper each day during the current Covid-19 period. “Restez Chez Vous”, means, “Stay at Home”. If you are wondering whether you should call your doctor or go to a medical facility if you think you are infected, or if you want to […] The post Coronavirus: Key numbers, Useful Info and “Cholera Cake...

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  • Flea Market Cancelled but Fresh Fish for Sale in Nyon
    Flea Market Cancelled but Fresh Fish for Sale in Nyon

    Many local events are on hold or have been cancelled in the past few weeks, including March’s monthly flea market in Nyon, however, not everything has come to a halt. The fishermen are still going out each day to bring us fresh fish from the lake. The fishermen’s huts along the lakeside are open and […] The post Flea Market Cancelled but Fresh Fish for Sale in Nyon appeared first on Livin...

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  • Nyon Council Offices Closed but Open for Business Online & via Phone
    Nyon Council Offices Closed but Open for Business Online & via Phone

    A note to readers that although the physical council offices of Nyon council are currently closed, Nyon council can still answer all administrative questions on the free phone number 0800 529 463 or by email at ville@nyon.ch. More information on this pdf (in English here) click here Recycling Centre open (with restrictions) The déchèterie is open at the usual […] The post Nyon Council O...

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  • Blood donors: Loving Life, Giving Blood – Tues 24/Weds 25 March Nyon
    Blood donors: Loving Life, Giving Blood – Tues 24/Weds 25 March Nyon

    Give Blood – Tuesday 24 and Weds 25th March, Salle Communale de Nyon, As we go about ensuring our cupboards have enough essential supplies, public health officials also need to ensure that stocks of essential medical supplies are adequate to meet evolving public health challenges. Among the most precious of these supplies are blood products. […] The post Blood donors: Loving Life, Giving Bl...

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  • New Nyon Facebook Group for Volunteers to Help during Coronavirus period
    New Nyon Facebook Group for Volunteers to Help during Coronavirus period

    A new Facebook page called Coronavirus Nyon Solidarité Entreaide has been created for volunteers who want to give help during this Coronavirus lockdown period, and for members of the public to receive help. There are currently around 9-10 people working on the page, volunteers can offer their help or ask for help. This can be anything […] The post New Nyon Facebook Group for Volunteers to H...

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  • List of Restaurants and Food outlets that offer home delivery
    List of Restaurants and Food outlets that offer home delivery

    Nyon Région Tourisme has compiled a list of restaurants, food outlets and shops that are currently offering home delivery. From sushi bars to pizza restaurants, an artisanal chocolate maker and more, this (non-exhaustive) list is helpful if you want to order in! It also goes some way to help local small businesses to continue trading […] The post List of Restaurants and Food outlets that off...

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  • Nyon – A Town on Temporary hold but still Looking lovely!
    Nyon – A Town on Temporary hold but still Looking lovely!

    Nyon was very quiet early this morning, Tuesday March 17th 2020. Most shops were closed apart from the town’s bakeries, butchers, tobacconists, supermarkets and pharmacies. Some of these establishments have imposed restrictions on how many customers are allowed inside their premises at any one time. The supermarket is open in Manor (the rest of the […] The post Nyon – A Town on Temporary ...

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  • News on Nyon events. Swiss Government Guidelines re Covid – 19
    News on Nyon events. Swiss Government Guidelines re Covid – 19

    Events cancelled.  Paléo line-up postponed. Suggestions for local walks. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, many events in Nyon and the surrounding area have been cancelled, from the Green Film Festival (which was due to take place this weekend), to the cancellation of special cruises on the CGN ferries. Local schools have been closed, sporting […] The post News on Nyon events. Swiss Go...

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  • Caribana reveal part of line-up for 2020 – The Offspring, Rudimental and more
    Caribana reveal part of line-up for 2020 – The Offspring, Rudimental and more

    Caribana Festival has announced part of the line-up for 2020 The Offspring from the U.S, playing on Wednesday 17th June, Five Seconds of Summer from Australia  on Thursday 18th, and Rudimental from the UK playing on the 19th, are just some of the artists on the programme. Check the other bands and artists here. Note […] The post Caribana reveal part of line-up for 2020 – The Offspring, Rud...

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  • News from elsewhere – From ban on polluting vehicles to skiing and Scrabble
    News from elsewhere – From ban on polluting vehicles to skiing and Scrabble

    Polluting Cars, Early season skiing, La Côte, Helicopter pilots in Alps, Ice Climbing, Nyon TV and more. From time to time, Living in Nyon highlights articles from other websites in Switzerland that readers may find interesting or useful. Photo above – C.Nelson-Pollard. Coppet as seen from the train, en-route to Geneva. Ban on Polluting cars […] The post News from elsewhere – From ban on...

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  • Autumn by the lake in Nyon – Arts Day on 9th November
    Autumn by the lake in Nyon – Arts Day on 9th November

    The main tourist season has come to an end in Nyon. The large CGN ferries that depart from Nyon have now gone into dry dock and the lake area is a little quieter, however there are smaller boats operating over to Yvoire and there are still events happening in and around the town and by […] The post Autumn by the lake in Nyon – Arts Day on 9th November appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Nyon Région Tourism has an App! – Discover the region’s walks and activities from your phone
    Nyon Région Tourism has an App! – Discover the region’s walks and activities from your phone

    There is now a new App called “Nyon:Guide” where you can find out about the great walks that can be had around the local area in English, French and German. Whether it’s on the lakeside, in the vineyards, in the heart of the Jura or in local towns, each itinerary offers a series of points […] The post Nyon Région Tourism has an App! – Discover the region’s walks and activities from...

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  • Wine festival in Nyon – Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October
    Wine festival in Nyon – Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October

    The vines below Nyon’s château are full of grapes at the moment – the photo below was taken on Sunday 29th September and we are now into the  “vendanges” (harvest) season. The 9th Fête de la Vigne in Nyon will take place in the Place du Château on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October and […] The post Wine festival in Nyon – Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October appeared first on Li...

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  • Long weekend – Pool still open!
    Long weekend – Pool still open!

    A reminder to readers that the 16th September is the Monday Jeûne Fédéral holiday in Vaud and most shops and supermarkets in Nyon will be closed. This year 2019, the Nyon council run outdoor swimming pool is remaining open one week later than usual. It will close for the season on the 16th September at […] The post Long weekend – Pool still open! appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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