We love Nyon, a small, quiet, lake side town next to Geneva. On Sunday we decided to take the train with our bicycles and enjoy the Sunday even though the weather was weird and unpredicatable -as usual in Lake Geneva!
We’ve visited Nyon a few times and each time we love the quiet and peaceful streets, the view, rooftops, the castle and the park..
When Geneva is quiet and lonely on Sundays, Nyon is always packed with people, lively and looks very “social” with the shops and restaurants open around!! And this time we had another nice suprise, “Brocante” the Antique or second-hand market/bazaar, I think the same market as Rive (Brocante de Rive). I heard that every last Sunday of the month, you can visit this market in Nyon.
I think one of the signs of getting old is that you appreciate and get interested in old things!!! I hated antique or anything second-hand but now passing the 40 years this summer, I think my time has come. I loved many details in the market and could have bought a lot if I was alone (and not with kids around me) and not came with bicycle!!!
All the streets are invaded with stalls, with so many different things…Like these boots !
and of course the old stereo..
My favorites were these..
and this for placing my Turkish Meze?!
how about these for salt-pepper and different spices on a lovely tray?
And these colorful bottles for drinks..
I am not an expert in these markets but is 80chf a good price for them??
And loved these wooden spoons..
And I actually have seen those just last week at someone’s house, someone I adore and love so much!
She is a great fan of these markets and has lots of wonderful things she bought from there, like these glasses..
She says the secret is to go there without a target and look around for everything and visit every week and maybe twice a week if you can to finally find the piece you’d love!
As there are some weird stalls that distracts you like these..
or things that are all against vegeterians!!
cool lamps, chairs, coke bin..
Old telephones, a real nostalgia!
any size color bottles for collectors..
beautiful silver stuff..
and some Mickey Mouse nostalgia..
There were some stalls near the lake side and we actually rided bicycle along them!
And this is the way to our favorite ice cream place, Galeteria Venetzia… might be the best in lake Geneva! They even have a diet version, bitter chocolate without sugar and it is sooo delicious!
and this is how it looks like from the inside waiting for your turn..
And you can finish your day relaxing in the park next to lake..
as the kids enjoy some Harry Potter trees around!
If you are interested in markets like these, there will be another one in Chateau de L’Isle in Morges. We might meet there as I will go with a shopping bag this time!