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new whattodo iconKnow-it-all's WHAT TO DO in the area. LISA’S PICKS OF THE SUMMER 2020. More events are listed on the website www.knowitall.ch under our CALENDARS. Please give credit to ©Know-it-all passport® for putting this info together if you forward it or use it in a newsletter of any kind. Thank you.

⛱ NOTE: Our team will be on a summer schedule so the next WHAT TO DO will be sent out on 24 August 2020. Please check our website over the summer often for new articles, news, and events. Have a great summer!

🤖 Thanks to our sponsor in the middle of this page: LCIS - La Côte International School Aubonne - Admissions are open in July & August - Get in touch to arrange a visit

S U M M E R   C E L E B R A T I O N S

13-14 July 2020
All around France
Due to Covid-19, some cities have cancelled festivities. However, they still might be holding a smaller event so check with your local town. The French National Day is the perfect excuse for all sorts of festivities, fetes, fun, and fireworks. Everything will be shut on this day: banks, shops, and offices. Most towns will be holding their version that starts with a commemorative ceremony and speeches, parade, concert, fireworks, and dance. Of course there will be plenty to eat and drink on every corner! Click here for Annemasse and here for Evian but remember to check out EVERY French town as they will all have celebrations.

Saturday, 1 August 2020
Swiss National Day
All around Switzerland
The 1er août is all about the bonfires, soup, and barbecued sausages in local towns and villages. Don't forget to gear up on some Swiss flags, candles, "lampions", and decorations to get into the spirit. The evening starts with a parade of children and their lampions (paper lantern on a stick with a real candle or electric light bulb). Most will have some sort of official ceremony with speeches, bell ringing, and band music. It is followed by a soup (in a take-home bowl with date on it hand crafted for your village for the 1er aout!) and other festival foods. The bonfire is the favorite thing, as each one is traditionally lit in sequence with the next village so that if you were looking from above (Jura or Salève) you will be able to see them but this is not always the case. Most of the bonfires are immediately followed by a firework display or dance with DJ or live music. Click here for more information.

Friday, 14 August 2020: Thonon
Saturday, 15 August 2020: Evian
There will be a firework display to commemorate the liberation in 1944. Click here for Thonon and here for Evian. The fireworks on Friday can be seen over a gourmet meal from a CGN boat, reserve early.

22 July through 22 August 2020
Rolle, VD
Reserve your lawn chair to watch some great movies under the stars. The program will be announced soon and we will update the information as we get closer to the date. Free entry but reservations obligatory due to social distancing. Click here for more information.

Our free “Know-it-all's WHAT TO DO in the area” is kindly sponsored this summer by: LCIS - La Côte International School Aubonne - Admissions are open in July & August - Get in touch to arrange a visit

LCIS Admissions are open in July August

Always something going on… from tree climbing, picnics on the lawn, restaurant with a huge choice, animals to see, shows and concerts, mini golf, and more. Click here to read our article.

Mondays during the summer
They need 40 volunteers a week for PARTAGE. Currently, the preparation of the food bags is done by volunteers in morning and afternoon shifts and will continue until the end of August or even mid-September. For the time being, Hall 4 at Palexpo is reserved until 31 August for this activity. Click here for more information.


It is possible that your next summer vacation will be spent closer to home than you previously thought! We've decided to take a virtual trip around Switzerland to help you get some ideas before you book your next hotel or Airbnb. We will be constantly adding more places to visit on our home page over the next weeks so check back often.

S U M M E R   I D E A S

** Changes to regulations at the pool
Swimming pools will keep you cool over the holidays if you remain in the area. Click here to read our article and find out how the pools are dealing with the changes from the Covid-19 situation.

** Castles galore in the area awaiting your visit!
Being in Europe, we are spoiled by the amount of castles on every hilltop and town center. How lucky we can just have so many at our doorstep. Whether with guests or your own family, you will surely find a few on this small list that we have taken out of our latest ©Know-it-all passport®! Click here to read our article.

** Perfect picnic spots in the area
Bring your picnic basket and blanket and sprawl out on the lawn. Whether you are looking for a playground, wading pool, mini-zoo, or ice-cream, you will be sure to find just what you are looking for! Click here to read our article.

Our Children's Activities Calendar has lots of suggestions. From sports to crafts, games to coding, you will surely find one that suits your child's interest and age. Click here for link.

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