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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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Cool Party Kits


Is your child’s birthday coming up soon? Are you thinking of organizing the party yourself, maybe at home or in your village hall but you’d love to find something that will make it very special (without losing your marbles?). If so, Cool Party might be exactly what you’re looking for. Founded in January 2013 by Nadine & Bertha, two mums who met during their children’s football practice, Cool Party offers a series of fab […]

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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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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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