Prangins (VD)

Rendez-Vous au Jardin


Looks like spring has finally sprung on the Lac Léman region: dust off your picnic baskets & sun hats because the time has come to enjoy some of the best spring events the region has to offer. First on our list is the Rendez-vous au jardin at the Château de Prangins on Sunday 3rd of May 2015. The event will begin at 10am with different activities in the castle’s kitchen garden, including veg-planting workshops […]

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What’s On in July


The kids’ summer holidays have started, I can’t believe how fast this school year has flown by ! Whether you’ll be away or spending more time with your little ones, there is plenty to do in the area for families who wish to enjoy this lovely and (hopefully) sunny time of the year. Click here to download the full summer programme of activities in Geneva, who said there’s nothing to do in […]

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Brunch in the Sun

Relais de l'aérodrome, Prangins  ©

The summer weather we were all waiting for has finally arrived, so what better time to post our list of favourite places to enjoy a Sunday Brunch in the sun ? Some restaurants are perfect for a relaxed family brunch with very young children while others are better suited to older kids, please let us know what you think and if you have other recommendations to share. Bon appétit and…don’t […]

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A Garden Market Fit for Kings


Do you love gardening ? Are your green fingers itching to get started on this spring’s new seedlings ? If so, don’t miss the “Fête et marché de printemps” at Prangins Castle on Sunday 5th of May 2013. From 10am to 5pm, keen gardeners and their families will be able to enjoy a plethora of free activities including guided tours in French and English, live music and a spring garden market to drop your […]

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Bringing History to Life

An authentic 18th century spelling-book for children - photo ©

A new permanent exhibition “Noblesse Oblige – Life at the Château” will open at the Château de Prangins (VD) on Saturday 23rd of March 2013. If you’d like to take your little muffins back in time and discover together what the everyday life of a noble family of the Vaud region was like in the 18th century, then this exhibition is for you. From 1771 to 1786, the Baron of Prangins Louis-François Guiguer, his […]

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What’s On in March


Spring is almost here and the list of events in Geneva, Vaud and nearby France is filled with exciting outings to enjoy with the family. Here’s our list of suggestions, but keep checking our blog though, as we will be updating it with more events each week ! Free kids activities to enjoy with your little ones in Carouge (read here), including story-telling and theatre shows. Remember that some activities require […]

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Gardening at Prangins Castle

Prangins garden

If you’re a keen gardener or still a beginner but raring to learn more, why not make the most of spring and take a gardening course in the beautiful grounds of Prangins Castle ? On the first Saturday of the month, starting from the 2nd of March until the 5th of October 2013 you’ll be able to learn about soil types, organic planting tecniques, heritage vegetables and caring for fruit trees with the glorious […]

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It’s a Chocolate Xmas !


We’ve already blogged about how much we love the Château de Prangins (VD) but this time I think they’ll truly knock our Xmas socks off ! If you love chocolate and you have little buttons who just can’t wait for the 25th to come, mark this free family event on your diary – I have a feeling there will be plenty of chocolate-moustached little faces walking around…   Sunday 9th of December […]

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Kings of the Castle

Château de Prangins © Scott Photography

The Musée national suisse at the Château de Prangins is one of our favourites. Located just a few minutes outside of Nyon, this 18th century castle overlooking Lake Léman is surrounded by exquisite gardens and hosts one of the Swiss National Museums. We’ve been there many times with the children because it’s one of the most interactive and kid-friendly museums in the area, and also for some fun birthday parties that the children had […]

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Pic Nic at the Castle

Photo copyright Château de Prangins

The events of La Semaine du Goût that are taking place throughout Switzerland until the end of this week are simply amazing. One of the most charming and family-friendly is definitely the Déjeuner sur l’herbe et marché à l’ancienne organised at the Château de Prangins for this Sunday 23rd of September.     The day will begin at 11am with the old-fashioned market, selling local delicacies such as smoked féra, regional charcuterie, organic wines […]

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Great Days Out with the Kids

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Spring is the best time to get out of Geneva and explore Switzerland (it’d be even better if it stopped raining, enough is enough now). We’ve still got a lot to go through on our bucket list but here’s some of the places we’ve visited so far, which the children have really enjoyed. We hope it will help if you’ve recently moved here and are looking for ideas for fun days-out. Please […]

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