Morges, a small town located on Lake Geneva in Switzerland, is called the ”flower of Lake Geneva”
One upon a time, Morges was a crucial commercial centre. For this reason, a port was built towards the end of the 17th century, which today serves as a port for yachts.
Every year Morges hosts the yearly Tulip Festival. As part of the festival that takes places from mid-April until mid-May in the Parc de l’Indépendance, more than a hundred thousand tulips in more than 300 varieties, are on display. Some of them are even over 100 years old. The park also offers brilliant views of the Savoy Alps and the lake, with Mont Blanc in the distance.
Morges enjoys most of the benefit of a small town but is quite accessible, being located 11 min. to Lausanne, 40 min. to Geneva, two hours to Lyon, four hours to Milan, 5 hours to Paris.
Audrey Hepburn, legendary actress, icon of style and humanitarian, was married here in 1969. She lived in a village Tolochenaz, just a few miles from Morges from 1963 until her untimely death in 1993.
Despite the fact that Morges is a small town, it has a rich history. Morges is first time mentioned in 1288 as a Morgia. 5 museums in town are waiting for history lovers.