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Ye Olde Nyon

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difficult to imagine too what the surrounding villages looked like in the 50s/60s. I used to spend much time there in then, as my godparents lived in Eysins- which consisted of a handful of farms and houses.
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Old 08.03.2020, 21:52
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There is still a little row of funny old fisherman's huts on the shore. They stick out compared to the surrounding poshness. Still owned by real "typicaux locaux" as far as I could see.
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There is still a little row of funny old fisherman's huts on the shore. They stick out compared to the surrounding poshness. Still owned by real "typicaux locaux" as far as I could see.
Yes .. and you can buy from them / eat there in little impromptu dining if you happen to pass at just the right time.
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Must go in the Spring and see if I can find the old farm where I used to stay. God father was the Manager of the big and fancy Placette there - in the 60s- not sure if it still exists - probably a Manor now- and small by comparison.
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Must go in the Spring and see if I can find the old farm where I used to stay. God father was the Manager of the big and fancy Placette there - in the 60s- not sure if it still exists - probably a Manor now- and small by comparison.
La Placette is still there and yes it is Manor now. It still has it’s winding staircase and part of the old structure. 😊
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It‘s absolutely beautiful. I‘m one of those crazy people that tries to hold true our surroundings also in Zurich through a passion for videography. Thanks for sharing this.
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La Placette is still there and yes it is Manor now. It still has it’s winding staircase and part of the old structure. 😊
wahoo- must go visit. I used to love it in the shop - godfather would ask one of the staff to take me round for the day and keep me busy - loved it.
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Had this conversation recently on how the lake has had as many as 10 different names
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difficult to imagine too what the surrounding villages looked like in the 50s/60s. I used to spend much time there in then, as my godparents lived in Eysins- which consisted of a handful of farms and houses.
was the train to Divonne still running? It went right past Eysins. The tracks actually are still there as far as the Landi.

Still a few farms but only a handful. Mostly a bedroom community for Nyon, Geneve and La Côte.
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Re: Ye Olde Nyon

I'm aware of this old pic from that train line in one of the neighbouring farming villages.

https://www.borex.ch/net/com/5706/Im...rique/gare.jpg

I understood the trains stopped running to Divonne in the 60s.

And for Eysins, it still has a lot of farms. Only the centre has seen some development.
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I'm aware of this old pic from that train line in one of the neighbouring farming villages.

https://www.borex.ch/net/com/5706/Im...rique/gare.jpg

I understood the trains stopped running to Divonne in the 60s.

And for Eysins, it still has a lot of farms. Only the centre has seen some development.
The train stopped in Eysins, Borex/Arnex and Crassier brfore Divonne. That photo is probably Borex/Arnex. Borex still has a chemin sur la gare, even though the gare is long gone.
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The train stopped in Eysins, Borex/Arnex and Crassier brfore Divonne. That photo is probably Borex/Arnex. Borex still has a chemin sur la gare, even though the gare is long gone.
Borex, correct. Ch. Sur-la-gare, hmmmmmm

Unfortunately the buidlings of Crassier were pretty much intact for decades, until the current development, which is modernising things.
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was the train to Divonne still running? It went right past Eysins. The tracks actually are still there as far as the Landi.

Still a few farms but only a handful. Mostly a bedroom community for Nyon, Geneve and La Côte.
can't remember the train line at all- which doesn't mean it wasn't there in the early 60s.
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The old railway is now a walking/cycling trail from the Swiss border into Divonne. Pity they didn’t do something similar on the Swiss side.
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Indeed- same in the UK. We lived near one of the railway lines closed by Beeching (sp?) in the 50s - that went all the way East to the sea at Skegness. Would now make a fabulous tram line to serve new suburbs in the East of the City- and then a cycle track, most on the flat, to the sea. Been built on piecemeal and sold to farms, etc.
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Re: Ye Olde Nyon

Looking at the picture of Nyon, it has just struck me how similar it appears to Thun.

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Nyon castle is a clear ripoff of the real thing from Thun.
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