Morges, a delightful and flower-decked town of 14,000 inhabitants, occupies a privileged position on the shores of Lake Geneva, opposite the majestic Mont Blanc. Just 45 km from Geneva and its international airport, and served by fast and frequent trains, the A1 motorway and the main road which runs along the Swiss side of the lake, Morges has successfully combined ease of access with peace and quiet.
Opening the case of this bright "jewel of the lake” reveals that Morges has many sites of historic interest, prestigious witnesses to the past: the old harbour, the castle built in 1286 by Louis de Savoie which today houses the Vaud military and police museums, the Swiss historical figurine and artillery museums, the Alexis Forel Museum and the Paderewski Museum. The old town and its paved high street (Grand-Rue) are also worth a visit. The street is especially full of life on market days: Wednesdays and Saturdays, and is an excellent place to discover some of the local products or simply enjoy some shopping.
Respect for tradition has been a key feature of town planning in Morges over the years. Every year, from mid-April to mid-May, the town welcomes the return of warmer weather by becoming the Tulip Capital. During this time, more than 100,000 tulips, daffodils and hyacinths compete to put on the best show in the Parc de l’Indépendance. During the summer months the dahlias blooming on the lakefront and the irises at the Château de Vullierens add to this impressive palette of colours.
Great entertainment possibilities are offered by the Beausobre Theatre, the "Morges-sous-Rire” humour festival, cruises aboard the galley "La Liberté”, numerous excursions into the surrounding vineyards and countryside, water sports and around 4 km of walks along the lakeside, so your stay is sure to be a happy and memorable one.
Everyone staying in one of the 5 hotels in Morges (from 1 night) or the TCS "Le Petit-Bois” camp site (from 3 nights) can obtain the Morges Tourist Passport, which provides many reductions. If you plan to stay during the week-end (Fr/Sat/Su, 1 to 3 nights) in a hotel of Morges, contact our tourist office to benefit from the special rates. In addition, the Beausobre theatre, meeting and exhibition rooms and hotels offer a wealth of possibilities for groups, seminars, congresses or exhibitions.
So if this description has whetted your appetite or made you want to find out more, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about our beautiful town and region.