Bord du lac 2020

top 10 morges and its region

On foot, by car, by public transport, discover Morges la Coquette. Visit the natural and cultural sites, the banks of Lake Geneva, go on an excursion on the lake, admire the Mont Blanc, the tulips, enjoy a good glass of Chasselas and much more. 

Take a look at the top 10 of our region, you will certainly find something to liven up your stay! 

Tulip festival & floralies

The Tulip Festival embellishes the town of Morges, particularly its Independence Park during the months of April and May. Every year, 100,000 visitors come to admire the 150,000 or so tulips planted in the Park.

  • Mid March - mid April: magnolias and cherry trees bloom in the Arboretum. The village of Eclépens is embellished by daffodils.
  • From May to October: the gardens of the Château de Vullierens are in bloom. Various varieties guarantee magnificent landscapes from May to October. You can admire irises of course but also roses and lilies.
  • From July to October: the quays of Morges are home to dozens of different kinds of dahlias. 
Tulip Festival

Audrey Hepburn 

The actress lived for many years in Tolochenaz, a small village close to Morges. Many traces of her visit are still visible in Tolochenaz.

Take the time to discover her through our walk which pays homage to her as well as to Ignace Paderewski, a Polish pianist and statesman who also spent a few years in Tolochenaz.

You can find the walk here or on our Morges:Guide application

Balade Tolochenaz 2020

OENOTOURISM

The Côte is a recognised wine region. Between the Chasselas and the Servagnin, many other specialities exist and allow everyone to find their favourite wine! 

Several offers exist to discover the wines of the region and the vineyards. 
  • Wine Tasting Pass: the concept is simple: the pass costs CHF 15.00 and allows you to go to a cellar to taste 6 wines from the winemaker of your choice. More information and purchase the pass here.
  • Vaud open cellars: The open cellars are an annual event, usually held in the spring. During a weekend, the cellars are open and by means of a pass that can be purchased on the internet or from the winemakers, you can visit any winemaker and taste his wines.
  • Train des vignes: during July and August, the little touristic train of Morges takes you on Thursday evenings to a winegrower's in the surroundings of Morges. You can visit the cellar and taste the wines before returning to Morges by little train. All the info here.
Alternatively, you can simply drop by a winery and ask to taste some wines. The winegrowers are always happy to show you their specialities.
Domaine du Plessis train des vignes WEB

Tine de Conflens 

The Tine de Conflens is an impressive waterfall, where the Venoge and the Veyron meet in a magnificent rocky spot. 

A signposted path leads to the bottom of the gorges from where you can admire perfect torrential "pots" that "play" with the watercourse.

There is a nice hike from Cossonay to reach it.

Access beyond the platform located at the end of the marked path (platform delimited by cables) is not allowed. In view of the high risk of rock falls and the dangers of flooding in this sector, the Municipality declines all responsibility for anyone venturing into the unsafe areas.

Parking is limited, mainly in high season, public transport is preferred for exploring this natural site. Departure from Cossonay station or La Sarraz station. If, however, you wish to reach the Tine de Conflens by car, parking is available at the entrance to the village of la Sarraz next to the sports center.

Tine de Conflens 2019

OIL MILL OF SÉVERY 

A veritable institution for lovers of ancestral and local products, the Mill of  Sévery still perpetuates the traditional techniques for making walnut, hazelnut and many other oils.
Other by-products are also on sale in the shop.

Book your guided tour and discover the process of making walnut oil in the old-fashioned way.

Moulin de Sévery huiles

Lake Léman 

To discover without moderation! There are several ways to discover it, here is our selection:
  • Cruise on the lake: the navigation company (CGN) offers trips on the lake. You can simply go to Yvoire or Evian by boat from Morges or take part in a special themed outing. Tickets for these trips can be bought at the Maison du Tourisme in Morges. Please note that departures from Morges only take place during the summer period.
  • Paddle session: Rent a paddle to discover the lake up close! You can rent one in Saint Prex, Préverenges or Morges.
  • View of Mont Blanc: from Morges, the view of the majestic Mont Blanc is splendid. You can admire it along the lake, from the Igor Stravinski quay to the Independence Park. The most favourable weather is a clear sky with good weather but little sunshine.
  • Beaches: There are several beaches along the lake. For example, you can go to the beaches of Préverenges, Buchillon, Tolochenaz or Saint-Prex (Bain des dames, Bain des hommes, Plage du Coulet, Plage de la Place d'Armes).
CGN Simplon à quai Morges

Signal de Bougy 

The children's paradise exists, it's the Signal de Bougy
Playgrounds, animal park, minigolf, petanque ground, table tennis tables are a selection of the outdoor activities that can be found at the Signal de Bougy. In case of bad weather, the Kid'zclub is there to welcome them!

Adjacent to the Signal de Bougy, the Adventure Park and its 15 courses in the trees will appeal to young and old alike. 
Signal de Bougy

Arboretum du Vallon de l'Aubonne

On the heights of Morges, nearly 200 hectares of nature as far as the eye can see await you. 4'000 varieties of tree species from all over the world are to be admired. The park is open all year round but the reception is only open during the summer season.

The Wood Museum is also open only during the summer period.

Trails have been laid out to help you discover every nook and cranny of the park.

In the park, picnic tables and fire places are available for walkers. 
Arboretum 2020

Fondation Michalski

A true temple of literature, the Michalski Foundation offers a library accessible free of charge to all, offering a wide panorama of modern and contemporary literature. A variety of collections provide the best possible representation of the scope.

The Foundation's cultural space hosts temporary exhibitions and events always related to writing and literature.
Fondation Michalski_bibliothèque

MORGES CASTLE AND ITS MUSEUMS

The Château de Morges is a building dating from the 13th century. Today it is home to the following permanent museums: 
  • Museum of the figurine
  • Waldensian Gendarmerie Museum
  • Artillery Museum
  • Museum of Waldensian Military History
  • Ignatius Paderewski Museum, pianist and patriot
In addition to these permanent exhibitions, temporary exhibitions are organised. Details can be found here.

Find the other museums in the region here!
Musée château de Morges
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