Moulin de Sévery
Today, the Moulin de Sévery is the last mill in Switzerland to carry on its traditional activity all year round, six days a week. At a visit to the mill, you can learn more about walnuts, discover the great story of this artisanal oil mill, and witness the authentic pressing of AOP walnut oil in the traditional way. Many other products, all made in an artisanal way, are also waiting to be discovered and tasted. Well-being, authenticity, and know-how are values that are intertwined throughout the visit.
Culinary adventures on the historic train
The Morges region has its own historical train: the BAM (Bière – Apples – Morges). On board this charming train, La Voie des Sens offers gourmet outings once a week, with different themes: flavors, cheeses, wines as well as beers & burgers take turns in the spotlight. Travelers can discover the surrounding landscapes while tasting the products of local artisans.
All aboard for a tasty journey!
Numerous activities can be carried out, in groups or individually, to meet the craftsmen and producers of the region. Visits to the farm, product tastings, discovery of wine cellars or hikes in the mountain pastures are just a few examples of the diversity of the offers. All you have to do is choose… and book!
Markets are numerous in the region. There are those organized in the towns and villages on certain days (Morges, Cossonay, Saint-Prex and Aubonne, etc.) and there are those directly on the farm (Bussy-Charbonney, Dizy, Lussy-sur-Morges, etc.). These places are your gateway to crafts, local products, and the discovery of the artisans of the region.
Finally, for all the other local producers, the easiest way is to visit them. They will be happy to show you their products and to give you a taste.
Artisans of Morges
The region abounds in an exceptional terroir and authentic know-how that many craftsmen are keen to make you to discover.
In Montricher, for example, La Fromagerie Gourmande welcomes cheese lovers (but not only!) with a windowed demonstration area, a restaurant serving local dishes, a boutique and even a room for businesses.
Winemakers of Morges
Many winemakers organize cellar visits and tastings. Alternatively, it is also possible to purchase a picnic basket at the Maison du Tourisme de Morges so visitors can taste the region’s terroir wherever they wish.
In the canton of Vaud, La Côte is one of the largest wine producing regions in Switzerland. Known for its Chasselas grape variety, it offers a great diversity of wines, ranging from light white wines to more robust red wines. Every year, the Caves Ouvertes Vaudoises are organized allowing the visitor to go to any cellar to taste the wines. This event usually takes place every year during the weekend of Pentecost.
Swiss Wine Tour
Swiss Wine Tour is a national platform that brings together the wine tourism offer of the 6 Swiss wine regions (Valais, Geneva, Vaud, Ticino, Three Lakes and German-speaking Switzerland). In La Côte, several novel tours invite you to discover the wines and the terroir: cellar visits, Petit Train des Vignes, initiation to wine tasting or wine and cheese tastings are just some examples!
Restaurants in Morges region
Would you like to complete your visit with some great moments sharing gastronomic encounters in a restaurant? The Morges region is full of restaurants ready to welcome you! Whether you want something on the go or to sit leisurely around a good table, with pancakes, perch fillets or malakoff: you will not be disappointed.
Aubonne: floral symphony in the arboretum
In the Morges region, you will find a perfect blend of culture and nature, making it ideal for walking and hiking. On the hike from Ballens through the arboretum to Aubonne, there are only slight differences in altitude. The area is charming at nearly all times of the year. But it’s at its most beautiful in the spring, when countless blossoms transform the landscape into a gorgeous sea of colour.
The Morges region on foot, by bike, by train… and by boat
To discover Morges and its surroundings, there are many options.
Are you particularly comfortable on the water? Go for a lake excursion!
You prefer to watch the landscape go by? Different trips on the little tourist train of Morges will certainly make you happy!
For nature lovers
The Morgian region boasts magnificent flowerbeds.
In the city of Morges, the Tulip Festival, between April and May, as well as the Dahlia Festival, from July to October, celebrate flowers with rich programs of activities, to be enjoyed with family, friends or lovers. A different theme is chosen each year. In the Gardens of the Castle of Vullierens, 10 minutes from Morges, more than 400 varieties of iris bloom in spring and can be purchased.
Nature is everywhere in this area.
The Jura Vaudois Regional Nature Park organizes many activities, hikes and excursions to discover its spaces and its traditional dry stone walls.
Located in Tolochenaz, on the shores of Lake Geneva, the Maison de la Rivière is a modern and educational center dedicated to nature. Interactive exhibitions as well as educational and entertaining activities await you.
The Île aux Oiseaux, near Préverenges, is an important sanctuary for many bird species. From the Maison de l’Île aux Oiseaux, you can come and observe them, knowing that the best observation period is between March and September.
On the heights of the vineyard of La Côte, the Arboretum of the Vallon de l’Aubonne offers 200 hectares of enchantment with its 3’000 trees. An instructive and magical walk!
A little culture!
In addition to its culinary and natural wealth, the region has an important cultural heritage. No less than 8 castles stand in the surroundings, bearing witness to the regional history: Vuillerens, Morges, L’Isle, Vufflens-le-Château, Eclépens, La Sarraz, Aubonne and Allaman. Each of them is worth a visit, either with a museum or with wonderful wines.
Since 2002, the Walnut Festival is celebrated every year in the middle of September. In the enchanting setting of the Moulin de Sévery, the walnut is showcased in all its forms!
Demonstrations of the oil making process, food stands and musical entertainment will enliven this tasty day.
A date to highlight in your calendar!
Caves Ouvertes Vaudoises
Every year, at the beginning of June, the winegrowers open the doors of their cellars on the occasion of the Caves Ouvertes Vaudoises. This is an opportunity for wine lovers to meet the producers, taste their specialties and leave with their best discoveries. Various social events complete this festive weekend.
The Morges:Guide app lists the walks available in the region, with additional information and quizzes. Let the geolocation system help you get you where you are going, even offline.
Accommodation in the Morges region
To have time to discover Morges in all its facets, many types of accommodation are available in the region. Hotel, apartment, B&B, youth hostel, camping or chalet. There is something for everyone!