Each year the world-famous Tulip Festival brings scores of visitors to this quaint town on Lake Geneva. The town is a joy to visit at other times as well.
Morges is a charming town on Lake Geneva’s north shore. After exploring its fantastic parks and museums, use the town as a gateway to Switzerland’s vineyards and countryside.
Meander down historical streets in Old Town, along the Grand Rue. Browse through local wares and fresh produce in this pedestrian area. Enjoy beautiful views of Lake Geneva and the Savoy Alps as you walk along the lakeside promenade.
Four distinctive turrets of Morges Castle have towered over the city since the 1200s. Today, the castle houses the Vaud Military Museum, Artillery Museum, Vaud Police Museum and the Swiss Museum of Historic Pewter Figurines.
Relax in serene Parc de l’Indépendance. This central park has shady trees and colorful flowers. Every year the world-famous Tulip Festival celebrates the arrival of spring with more than 100,000 brightly colored blooming tulips.
Investigate whimsical exhibits in the Alexis Forel Museum. Each salon in this 16th-century townhouse contains arrays of furniture, art and toys.
Morges is the predominant wine producer in the Vaud canton. Taste your way through the vineyards of La Côte wine region.
La Liberté is an impressive sight in Morges’ harbor. This wooden galley was built in 1992 as a project to employ jobless construction workers during the economic crisis. During warmer months, take a cruise around Lake Geneva aboard the boat.
The Bière-Apples-Morges railway connects to the beautiful countryside beyond Morges. Leave the lakeside activity for the sprawling park at Signal de Bougy. Play 18 holes of golf, pack a picnic or take younger members of your group to the playground.
Compare the small-town feel of Morges with the hustle and bustle of Lausanne. This much larger city is 15 minutes away by car or train. Lake Geneva itself is impressive. If your walk along the promenade leaves you wanting more, take a boat cruise. Discover the other sights and towns that are waiting for you around the lake.