Since the beginning of spring, the parks are covered in beautiful flowers and we all rush to the green spaces of the city. It is normal to see bankers and students during lunchtime picnicking, reading or simply relaxing on a busy weekday.
Walks at this time of the year are incredible in this country. In mid-May, I was in Morges (29 minutes by train from Geneva), a small, cute and agreeable town on the edge of Lake Geneva. After a short stroll around the town centre, I made my way to the Parc de l'Indépendance to visit the “Fête de la Tulipe”.
View of Temple de Morges from the Grand-Rue. A protestant temple from the 14th century
Grand-Rue - Morges’s charming main street with plenty of shops, restaurants and fountains and a Museum
Musée Alexis Forel - Founded in 1918, the museum is located in a historic house. You can see permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. Among the permanent collections, more than 150 dolls, Russian icons and paintings…
La Boîte à Thé - A beautiful and very nice tea-room and tea shop
Tea for the best mum, for Mother’s Day on May 14th
Located between the Château de Morges, Lake Geneva and La Morges river, the Parc de l'Indépendance is home to 51 species of trees and plants (including chestnut trees, tulips, giant sequoias...).
Once a year (April to mid-May) “La Fête de la Tulipe” takes place. Morges becomes the capital of the tulip by exhibiting an array of tulips, narcissi and hyacinths. In an area of over 30,000 square meters, more than 120,000 bulbs allow us to discover more than 380 different varieties of tulip belonging to the various species (I give you their names in French: simple, double, triomphe, frangée, viridiflora, perroquet, hybrides et pluriflore).
I leave you with my photo album of that day, when I spent a lovely moment...
Tulipe frangée, Cummins
Séquoia géant, Sierra Nevada en Californie
Tulipe triomphe, Rosalie
Tulipe simple tardive, Café Noir
Monument des Patriotes Vaudois
Pin pleureur de l’Himalaya
Tulipe triomphe, Cheers
Kiosque à Musique
Château de Morges - Built in 1286 by Louis de Savoie, the castle of Morges now houses several museums
Quai du Mont-Blanc - A very pleasant walk with views on the small port of sailing boats and the Morges castle…
Quai Lochmann - A magnificent walk on the shores of Lake Geneva, there are many beautiful residences…
View of the Temple de Morges from the Quai Lochmann