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Carnival celebrations are so popular across Switzerland and France that it would be a shame to miss out on all the fun, so here’s a quick run through of the main ones coming up during the months of February and March 2018. During these street parties you can expect masked parades, Guggenmusiks (carnival marching bands), folk dances, confetti fights as well as street performances and many activities for children. It is also traditional […]

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If you’re still in a post-holiday daze, recovering from ringing in the new year with family and friends, you will understand and forgive the late posting of our monthly listings (apologies for that!). January is usually a slow start for everyone, so please remember to check our listings regularly as we will be adding new events every week. This month, you’ll find listings for January & February 2018, enjoy!   SKIING & […]

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The countdown to Christmas has begun and we have a fab list of events coming up in the area during the festive season: from ice-skating to fabulous Xmas markets, this is wonderful time of year in French-speaking Switzerland. Remember to keep checking these listings regularly as we will be updating this post with more events each week!   KEEP ACTIVE THIS DECEMBER: 1st-2nd December 2017: 40th edition of the Course de l’Escalade in […]

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Every year, Schilliger’s home depo and garden centre in Gland pulls all the stops to create a magical Winter Wonderland to remember. This year they’ve done it again: the theme is “Christmas Mad Hatter Tea Party”, with the added bonus of special Sunday openings until the 17th of December, a Thomas the Tank Engine free play table in the toy section and a 5CHF-a-portion raclette bar, where your little monkeys […]

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The last few months have seen a flurry of new restaurants and gastro pubs openings in the region, serving up truly delish Sunday brunch. Here’s a couple of suggestions to get you through a rainy Sunday! 1. Blackbird House in Rolle, Grand rue 71 (VD) : fantastic new gastropub popular with young families, with a real buzz and fun vibe – exactly the mood booster you need on a drizzly November day! See photo below for their weekend […]

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All too soon the days have started drawing in, leaves are falling and the air carries a chilly hint of the months to come, but even as winter approaches there are plenty of great activities to be enjoyed together as a family. Here’s our events listings for the month of November, remember to keep checking these listings regularly as we will be updating this post with more events each week. PATINOIRES Christmas is not […]

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Another great address for those living in the Nyon area is the Café Ex-Machina, not a new opening but a great discovery nonetheless. Located right next to the Roman Museum in Nyon, the Café Ex-Machina has a lovely outdoor terrace too: a great spot to watch the world go by on a sunny day!         The décor is industrial chic, yet cozy & relaxed, perfect to snuggle […]

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Opened a couple of years ago but recently renovated, the Café Agnès at Schilliger Garden Center in Gland it’s one of our favourite places in the area.   Open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday (and on selected Sundays, check the store’s website for more details), this indoor garden café is great for a snack with the little ones or a catch up with friends. The drinks list includes specialty […]

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Here’s our events listings for the month of October, remember to keep checking our listings regularly as we will be updating this post with more events each week. Halloween 2017: Thursday 5th October 2017: Les ateliers du Musée du Léman tous les 1ers jeudi du mois at the Musée du Léman in Nyon (Quai Louis Bonnard 8, VD). This Halloween workshop “Les ateliers du Léman – sorcières en costume de bain” will run from 4pm until 5.30pm […]

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Camilla, an expat mother of three and passionate baker, moved from London to Switzerland in 2010. After the birth of her third child she decided to set up her own Afternoon Tea catering company, which also provides baking classes for kids and a bespoke cake service for birthdays and other special occasions. She is passionate about food and committed to using only fresh ingredients, locally sourced where possible, all prepared with […]

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