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Re: Hello - Indian moving to Vaud

For what it is worth we live in Pully (past Lausanne) and I commute to Rolle. It's not too bad except Fridays so you can extend your search area probably even up to Vevey/Montreux if you are close enough to the motor way. Sure you'll have some days which are a nightmare (Fridays afternoon during ski season ) but otherwise it is completely doable and the area between Lausanne-Montreux is gorgeous and gives you city and countryside
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Re: Hello - Indian moving to Vaud

Pully is very nice (I lived next to the Vauchère river for a while) and you are only 25 minutes walk from Place St François in the centre of Lausanne so no real need to go through the rigmarole of driving and parking there.
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Re: Hello - Indian moving to Vaud

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"Pully is very nice (I lived next to the Vauchère river for a while) and you are only 25 minutes walk from Place St François in the centre of Lausanne so no real need to go through the rigmarole of driving and parking there."


Which place would you recommend most to the OP, Pully or Nyon?
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Hmmmmmm...good question! I like them both, but I have a biased lean toward Nyon because OH's family have been here since 1890. Also, and perhaps important, Pully is known for having a majority of OAPs living there...we jokingly called it the land of the living dead! Nyon on the other hand has a very large number of young families, as a small town with an actual centre it is also very vibrant, unlike Pully, but like I said, living in Pully you are on the doorstep of Lausanne...which I loved! rent between the two must be very similar, Pully being well located and next to Lutry which is also expensive.


With a young family I would choose Nyon, furthermore, everything is within a 5 - 10 minute walking distance, and, should you decide to park at La Combe Migros in Nyon, first hour is free, if you park at the Migros in Pully it is automatically 1.- . If you park at Perdtemps in the centre of Nyon, first hour is free, no such place in Pully. Signy Centre above Nyon (COOP and other boutiques) it is free parking, Chavannes Centre (5 mins on the motorway) is also free parking.


Choose Nyon I guess.
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..and France and the airport are nearer.
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Hmmmmmm...good question! I like them both, but I have a biased lean toward Nyon because OH's family have been here since 1890. Also, and perhaps important, Pully is known for having a majority of OAPs living there...we jokingly called it the land of the living dead! Nyon on the other hand has a very large number of young families, as a small town with an actual centre it is also very vibrant, unlike Pully, but like I said, living in Pully you are on the doorstep of Lausanne...which I loved! rent between the two must be very similar, Pully being well located and next to Lutry which is also expensive.


With a young family I would choose Nyon, furthermore, everything is within a 5 - 10 minute walking distance, and, should you decide to park at La Combe Migros in Nyon, first hour is free, if you park at the Migros in Pully it is automatically 1.- . If you park at Perdtemps in the centre of Nyon, first hour is free, no such place in Pully. Signy Centre above Nyon (COOP and other boutiques) it is free parking, Chavannes Centre (5 mins on the motorway) is also free parking.


Choose Nyon I guess.
Thanks Rachael.. i did visit Pully and Ouchy yesterday.. not houses , just the areas.. the fact that its so close to Lausanne is a definite advantage. Just wondering if you have enough shopping access in Nyon - Denner, Migros, Coop or even an Indian store.. or do we have to come down to Lausanne all the time?
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Re: Hello - Indian moving to Vaud

Funkyblr, your wife will be fine in Nyon. On the occasion that she needs to go really fancy shopping like at Louis Vuitton or Bongenie, she can always take the train to Lausanne. Otherwise, there are all the shops that she needs in Nyon. There's an ethnic grocery store right down by the water that has loads of great stuff in it, (Nyon people help me out with the name of it).

The 4th Sunday of the month there's a giant antique\flea market down along the lake which attracts hundreds of people. The shops and restaurants stay open on this one Sunday, (which is a rare and marvelous thing in Switzerland). The ferry boat over to Yvoire on the French side is something that you will wind up doing with all of your guests.

The Coop right at the train station is open crazy (for Switzerland) hours. There is a restaurant called Les Glycines out in the residential area that stays open really late that we like to go to if we are out at 21:30 and find ourselves hungry.

There's a wine school in Nyon that I go to in the evening that is super interesting and fun called Ecole du vins, Changins. Up until recently, all of the classes were conducted in French, but they have just started to do an introductory wine tasting course in English.

Good luck and I hope you enjoy your time here!
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Sorry, can't remember the name of the ethnic shop neither!


But as for what shops are in dt Nyon, there is a Denner, a large Migros with a Sport XX, butchers, bakeries, sandwich shops, cheese delicatessen, cured meats deli, food and veg market every Saturday morning, tea rooms, several cafés, Indian restaurants, Italian restaurants, Chinese restaurants,...Swiss restaurants, fish restaurant, fondue restaurant...a Manor with food supermarket, H&M, and other fashion boutiques...oh, and not to forget the 5000 hairdressers and 5000 opticians (!!)
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Thanks Rachael.. i did visit Pully and Ouchy yesterday.. not houses , just the areas.. the fact that its so close to Lausanne is a definite advantage. Just wondering if you have enough shopping access in Nyon - Denner, Migros, Coop or even an Indian store.. or do we have to come down to Lausanne all the time?

...and why go to Lausanne, Geneva is nearer Nyon and has much better shops.
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Re: Hello - Indian moving to Vaud

depends on your personal definition of better shops!
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Sorry, can't remember the name of the ethnic shop neither!


But as for what shops are in dt Nyon, there is a Denner, a large Migros with a Sport XX, butchers, bakeries, sandwich shops, cheese delicatessen, cured meats deli, food and veg market every Saturday morning, tea rooms, several cafés, Indian restaurants, Italian restaurants, Chinese restaurants,...Swiss restaurants, fish restaurant, fondue restaurant...a Manor with food supermarket, H&M, and other fashion boutiques...oh, and not to forget the 5000 hairdressers and 5000 opticians (!!)
Yep.. Denner is good, tried it out a couple of days back in Lausanne. Have just heard this about Nyon, not sure if its true. Since my kid would have to have immersion classes, heard that Nyon schools are not that great in support of foreign students and families have had a tough time integrating in the public schools?
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Yep.. Denner is good, tried it out a couple of days back in Lausanne. Have just heard this about Nyon, not sure if its true. Since my kid would have to have immersion classes, heard that Nyon schools are not that great in support of foreign students and families have had a tough time integrating in the public schools?
I can't answer that for you neither, ours started off in Pully, our youngest came over when 6 months old...so essentially Swiss! (with a nice wee French accent when speaking English :-)
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Friends... Any way you could let me know if it's true that nyon schools have a bit of issue in providing integration support? Any help from friends and acquaintances?
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I'd say all schools are pretty equal in Vaud. Teachers have lengthy training and are really good. Try to live in a good neighborhood, it will make the difference.
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