The delightful town of Nyon is tucked into the shore of Lake Geneva, cradled amidst the vineyards of La Côte roughly halfway between Geneva and Lausanne.

Headquarters to the European football governing body, UEFA, and home to major pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, such as Novartis and Beckman Coulter, the small town is also a major hub for international money-broking.

A considerable number of residents based in Nyon commute to nearby Geneva, which serves as headquarters to major institutions and organizations, such as the World Health Organization, the United Nations and UNICEF, to name but a few.

Families will find a selection of excellent local and international schools, fabulous mid-week and Saturday markets selling delectable local produce, as well as shops stocking staples from the US and UK, such as HP sauce.

A refreshing place in which to settle, Nyon provides a near-perfect equilibrium of cosmopolitan and local flavor, maintaining a calm residential charm balanced with a vibrant cultural calendar that hugely appeals to all ages.

This hip little town is home to the summer Paléo festival, which in 2012 attracted more than 230,000 festivalgoers over a six-day period, who flocked to see headlining acts such as Kravitz, Caravan Palace and Sting.