2021 National Autumn Lunch

The 2021 National Autumn Lunch was held in Ticino region at the exquisite “Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola”. As the weather was lovely the welcome drink was held outside on the terrace with views of the beautiful gardens. The Ticino members much appreciated the people who came from the other side of the Gothard in spite […]

National Summer Luncheon

Between rainy days and thunderstorms, the skies cleared for our Summer Luncheon at the beautiful Unique Hotel Innere Enge. Luckily for us we were able to eat out on the terrasse where we had a stunning view of Switzerland’s capital city and the Bernese alps. The same view Empress Josephine had when she visited in […]


What a beautiful place to hold the BRA’s Autumn Luncheon. Vevey welcomed us to the shores of Lake Geneva where, besides stunning Alpine views over the lake, one can visit the nutrition museum Alimentarium (Vevey is the home of Nestle!) and, of course, the Charlie Chaplin World with his statue in the town immortalizing his […]


BRA’S AGM, 18 May 2019 FINANCES ON THE UPSWING!  Annual General Meetings are usually conventional procedures for most associations and the BRA’s on 18 May, in the belle époque elegance of the Hotel Schweizerhof in Berne, was no exception. There was however some good news for the many members present, but more anon. In his […]

Tennis get-together

Four young-at-heart tennis players gathered at the splendid Stade Lausanne Tennis Club on 6th March for the first BRA tennis event. Happily, all were reasonably well matched in terms of ability, and some closely disputed games of doubles ensued.  Three sets and two hours later (the precise scores were not recorded for posterity…), the regulation […]

AGM & Spring Luncheon

The 70th Annual General Meeting and Spring Luncheon of the British Residents’ Association of Switzerland was held on 13 May at the Hotel Le Warwick in Geneva. The AGM achieved exactly what it is all about, bringing people together, enjoying the moment, renewing friendships and discussing the past and future of our Association. It is […]

Winter Lunch

The BRA Winter Lunch was held in a new venue, the NH hotel, a short walk from Fribourg railway station. As so often happens when we have concerns about winter weather, 28 January turned out bright, sunny and warm. The hotel was easy to get to by foot or car, although we adventurous souls took […]