The Morges region perfectly blends culture, nature, and terroir; it is an ideal destination for a well-deserved break, allowing you to reconnect with nature, discover a rich cultural heritage and taste magnificent local products. All the while, you are sure to have memorable encounters!
Perched on the shores of Lake Geneva, the town of Morges and the medieval village of Saint-Prex offer a breath-taking panorama of the Mont Blanc. The Château de Morges and its flowery quays are its claim to fame – let us not forget the vineyards overlooking the town, which allow the production of excellent wines.
Within the district, there are many towns and villages to discover during a visit to the region: Aubonne, Bière, L’Isle, Montricher, La Sarraz and many others. Several castles stand among the fields, vineyards and forests that make up the surrounding landscape. Discover the surrounding nature on foot or by bike on one of the numerous trails available. You are sure to be blown away by the scenery!
Accessible by cable car, the old town of Cossonay, its narrow streets and its temple have a very particular charm. This is where you will find the Fleur de Sel Restaurant and its Chef Romain Dercile, a fine ambassador of regional products… among which is the exquisite Huile de noix AOP, pressed at the Moulin de Sévery according to ancestral methods rooted in tradition.
You can taste high quality products from the region’s vineyards and fields at the markets or in the restaurants. Numerous activities will make your visit complete: visits to farms and wine cellars, experiences at the Maison de la Noix and various tastings are a must for any gourmet worthy of the name!
In the land of the walnut
Walnut trees are indigenous trees that have been part of the landscape of the canton of Vaud for several centuries. Derivative products such as walnut oil are part of the culinary tradition of the canton, as evidenced by the many oil mills still present in Vaud in the 1940s.
The Moulin de Sévery, located about ten kilometers from Morges, is today one of the last oil mills in activity. Numerous natural oils are produced there by hand throughout the year: rapeseed, sunflower, hazelnut, sesame, pine nuts, grape or pumpkin seeds… and walnut, of course!
Extracted from Vaud nuts only, the Huile de noix AOP is pressed in the old-fashioned way in the Mill. Light and revitalizing, it is a pure concentrate of flavors from the Vaud region.
Other products to discover in the region
Other gourmet pleasures can be found in the district of Morges, where the culinary wealth expresses itself in the senses by combining local produce and hospitality.
In addition to the Vaud walnuts and the resulting AOP walnut oil, the region has its share of quality products. The vineyards of La Côte AOC produce excellent wines, while various cheeses, sweets, beers, fruit and vegetables or even cereals and legumes are produced by passionate craftsmen and producers. Let’s go!
Prepare your stay!
Discover the first Slow Tourism destination in Switzerland: a diverse region from the shores of Lake Geneva to the foot of the Jura, passing through the vineyards of La Côte.
Many cultural, gastronomic, and wine experiences are waiting for you.