Ville de Morges © Sacha Fehlmann
Morges Temple ©CVM
Morges Temple ©CVM

Morges Temple

The Temple of Morges dates from 1769; it was built on the site of a former chapel whose presence is attested from the 14th century onwards. Before it was listed as a Swiss heritage site of national importance, the Temple underwent several refurbishments. On completion of the work in 1771, it was noticed that the bell tower (built higher than planned) had sustained serious damage and was collapsing. It was therefore decided to demolish and rebuild the façade, although it was an unusual feature in the regional artistic landscape due to its circular shape. The new facade, which was finished in 1776, incorporates some decorative elements from the original construction. Its silhouette – visible from the lake and the town – recalls the French architectural style of the period.

The Temple of Morges has been renovated several times over the last two centuries, and it is still one of the most notable buildings in the late baroque style in the French-speaking region of Switzerland.

  • Commune de Morges
  • Place de l'Eglise
  • 1110 Morges - CH


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