WE ARE AN ADVENTUROUS, TRAVEL-LOVING FAMILY LIVING IN VAUD, SWITZERLAND WHO LOVE DISCOVERING NEW PLACES IN THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY AND BEYOND.   

WE ARE JEAN AND CAMILLA, A FRENCH/ENGLISH COUPLE EXPLORING THE WORLD WITH JUDE, OUR FEARLESS ADVENTURER AGED 5, ELIO OUR LITTLE SUPER HERO AGED 3 WHO SUFFERS A NUMBER OF DISABILITIES AND ALBA, OUR INTREPID LEADER AGED 2.

Family Travel Writer Living in Vaud Husband - 3 Bilingual Kids Traveling Europe as a family of 5.

Find the perfect family hike or activity in Switzerland using detailed travel tips and reviews from our active family of five living in Geneva.

Swiss based family sharing our local knowledge to help you have an authentic experience in Switzerland.

our adventures with you as we travel, hike and explore the globe together!

Wir sind eine abenteuerliche, reisefreudigen  Familie lebt in VAUD, SCHWEIZ, DIE NEUEN ORTET in diesem schönen Land und darüber hinaus DISCOVERING LIEBT.

WIR SIND JEAN UND CAMILLA, A FRENCH / ENGLISH PAARE der Welt mit JUDE, UNSERE FEARLESS ADVENTURER im Alter von 5, ELIO UNSERE KLEINEN SUPERHELD  im Alter von 3 WHO Behinderungs UND ALBA ERLEIDET MEHRERE ERKUNDUNG, unsere unerschrockenen LEADER ÄLTESTE 2.

Family Travel Writer In Waadt lebender Ehemann - 3 zweisprachige Kinder reisen als 5-köpfige Familie durch Europa.

Finde die perfekte Familienwanderung oder Aktivität in der Schweiz mit ausführlichen Reisetipps und Bewertungen von unserer fünfköpfigen Familie, die in Genf lebt.

Schweizer Familie, die unser lokales Wissen teilt, um Ihnen eine authentische Erfahrung in der Schweiz zu ermöglichen.

Unsere Abenteuer mit Ihnen, während wir gemeinsam reisen, wandern und den Globus erkunden!

SIAMO UNA FAMIGLIA AVVENTUROSA, AMATA VIAGGIO, VIVENTE A VAUD, SVIZZERA CHE AMA SCOPRIRE NUOVI LUOGHI IN QUESTO BELLISSIMO PAESE E OLTRE.

NOI SIAMO JEAN E CAMILLA, UNA COPPIA FRANCESE / INGLESE CHE ESPLORA IL MONDO CON IL GIUDE, IL NOSTRO FEARLESS L'INVECCHIAMENTO INVECCHIATO 5, ELIO IL NOSTRO SUPER EROE ANZIANA 3 CHE COLPISCE UN NUMERO DI DISABILITÀ E ALBA, LA NOSTRA INTREPID LEADER AGED 2.

Family Travel Writer Vive in Vaud Husband - 3 Bilingual Kids Viaggia in Europa come una famiglia di 5 persone.

Trova l'escursione o l'attività in famiglia perfetta in Svizzera con consigli di viaggio dettagliati e recensioni della nostra famiglia attiva di cinque persone che vivono a Ginevra.

Famiglia svizzera che condivide le nostre conoscenze locali per farti vivere un'esperienza autentica in Svizzera.

le nostre avventure con voi mentre viaggiamo, camminiamo ed esploriamo il mondo insieme!

NOUS SOMMES UNE FAMILLE AVENTURE ET AMOUREUSE DE VOYAGES VIVANT À VAUD, EN SUISSE, QUI AIME DÉCOUVRIR DE NOUVEAUX LIEUX DANS CE PAYS BEAU ET AU-DELÀ.

NOUS SOMMES JEAN ET CAMILLA, UN COUPLE FRANÇAIS / ANGLAIS EXPLORANT LE MONDE AVEC JUDE, NOTRE AVENTURIER SANS CRAINTES À 5 ANS.

Ecrivain de voyage en famille Vivant dans le canton de Vaud Mari - 3 enfants bilingues voyageant en Europe comme une famille de 5 personnes.

Trouvez la randonnée ou l’activité de famille idéale en Suisse en utilisant les conseils de voyage détaillés de notre famille active de cinq personnes résidant à Genève.

Une famille basée en Suisse partageant nos connaissances locales pour vous aider à vivre une expérience authentique en Suisse.

nos aventures avec vous lorsque nous voyageons, randonnons et explorons le monde ensemble!

SOMOS UNA FAMILIA ADVENTURO-AMANTE DE VIAJES QUE VIVE EN VAUD, SUIZA QUE AMA DESCUBRIR NUEVOS LUGARES EN ESTE HERMOSO PAÍS Y MÁS ALLÁ.

SOMOS JEAN Y CAMILLA, UN PARES FRANCÉS / INGLÉS QUE EXPLORAN EL MUNDO CON JUDE, NUESTRO AVENTURADOR SIN TEMAS DE 5 AÑOS, ELIO, NUESTRO SÚPER HÉROE DE 3 AÑOS, SUFRIENDO UN NÚMERO DE DISCAPACIDADES Y ALBA, NUESTRO LÍDER INTREPIDOS.

Escritora de viajes familiares que vive en Vaud Marido - 3 niños bilingües viajando por Europa como una familia de 5.

Encuentre la caminata o actividad familiar perfecta en Suiza utilizando consejos de viaje detallados y críticas de nuestra activa familia de cinco viviendo en Ginebra.

Familia basada en Suiza que comparte nuestros conocimientos locales para ayudarlo a tener una experiencia auténtica en Suiza.

nuestras aventuras contigo mientras viajamos, caminamos y exploramos el mundo juntos!

МЫ - ПРИВЛЕКАТЕЛЬНАЯ, ПУТЕШЕСТВУЮЩАЯ СЕМЬЯ, ЖИВУЩАЯ В ВАУДЕ, ШВЕЙЦАРИЯ, КОТОРЫЕ ЛЮБЯТ, ОТКРЫВАЯ НОВЫЕ МЕСТА В ЭТОЙ КРАСИВЫЙ СТРАНЕ И ВНЕ.

МЫ ДЖИН И КАМИЛЛА, ФРАНЦУЗСКАЯ / АНГЛИЙСКАЯ ПАРА, ИЗУЧАЮЩАЯ МИР С ДЖУДОМ, НАШ БЕСШОВНЫЙ АВАНТУРИСТ, ВОЗРАСТ 5, ЭЛИО, НАШ МАЛЕНЬКИЙ СУПЕР ГЕРО, ВОЗРАСТ 3, К КОТОРОМУ БУДЕТ МНОЖЕСТВО ИНВАЛИДОВ И АЛЬБА, НАШ ИНТЕРПИД ЛИДЕР, ВОЗРАСТ 2.

Family Travel Writer Проживающий во Муже Во - 3 двуязычных ребенка, путешествующих по Европе в семье из 5 человек.

Найдите идеальную семейную экскурсию или занятие в Швейцарии, используя подробные советы и отзывы от нашей активной семьи из пяти человек, проживающей в Женеве.

Швейцарская семья делится нашими знаниями, чтобы помочь вам получить истинный опыт в Швейцарии.

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  • Camilla

Musée du Léman (VD) l En

We visited the museum of one of the largest lakes in Western Europe! Boats, aquariums, fishing...but also Tsunami and Submarines : 1'000 meter squares full of discoveries.

We woke up to pouring rain and strong winds yesterday morning and were at a bit of a loss as to how we should fill the day. We did our usual Saturday chores of filling the fridge and collecting Elio’s prescriptions then impulsively decided we would try the Museum of Lake Léman in Nyon which we had passed many times on our Sunday strolls.

You could easily pass by this place without really noticing it but for the colourful panels that adorn the outside. We parked at the handicapped space not far from the museum and made a dash for it with Elio screaming as the wind and rain hit his face.

As an aside, you would be amazed at how many people come storming up to us when they see Jean and I, both able bodied, getting out of the car, to complain (often unpleasantly) that we shouldn’t be parking there before we show them Elio’s parking card and explain it’s for our son. Despite his card and the fact that we need extra space to get Elio out of the car, I never feel qualified to use the handicapped places and Jean only does so if there is no alternative but it’s a good reminder to us all to check for a badge before you say something as disability is not always obvious..rant over.

Back to the museum and we met Lionel at the reception who was a ray of sunshine on a wet day and gave us all a warm welcome.

I hadn’t read anything about the visit before we went so it was a really a revelation as we stepped into the first room and learned about the history of the museum which was founded in 1954.

We loved the second part which, although a touch old fashioned in style, taught us about the life of a fisherman and the kinds of fish we might find in the lake. The children loved the chopping board part (you have to visit to see what I mean) and from there we moved to the next room where we learned more about the boating activities and vessels which sailed on the waters over the years before we went through the aquarium area. In usual fashion, Alba was puckering up for kisses as the fish approached the glass and Elio was mesmerised (shall we get some fish Jean?). We then discovered more about the life guards who work so hard to keep people safe and Jude enjoyed the boat driving experience with us all as his passengers.

We went up to the top floor from there which is a lovely rooftop space complete with a great room which could be privatised. It was set up for a children’s birthday party when we arrived so we had to move along swiftly before Alba started unwrapping presents and dismantling the cake. This area is really interesting as it gives lots of information about the make up of the lake, the substance, the clarity of the water and the wildlife we can find. More soberingly there was a panel explaining the amount of rubbish collected from the lake each year and the effects our actions have on wildlife. Like many others, as a family, we are very respectful of our surroundings but it was a good moment to reinforce the subject with the children. There are lots of cosy places to sit with little ones and plenty for them to look at, listen to, and explore.

We finished with the middle floor which was home to an exhibition about a possible tsunami on lake Léman on 563. It's fascinating reading and we loved the video at the end. The rest of this floor is full of interesting information too and we learned about the changing attitudes towards bathing on the beaches and there is a nice gentle film to watch in the cinema area which gave us tired parents a moment to relax in comfortable seats as the children were absorbed.

On this floor you can also find a nice, bright place to eat a picnic and a Nespresso coffee machine (take some coins) along with toilets and changing area for children.

This discovery has served to remind us that we really are surrounded by amazing things to do with the children and there is always something to keep us busy on a rainy day so it’s worth checking out local museums and exhibitions.


Information

Parking : Yes

Toilets : Yes

Baby Change Facilities : Yes

Accessibility : Possible for pushchairs or wheelchairs


https://www.museeduleman.ch/en/


April to October: 10am - 5pm

November to March: 2pm - 5pm


Adults: CHF 8.- / Disabled persons (AI), students, Seniors (AVS): CHF 6.-

Children (up to 16 years of age): Free

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