Morges has the advantages of a small town but is very accessible, being located only thirty minutes from Geneva, five from Lausanne, two hours from Zurich and Lyon and four hours from Paris and Milan. This was an important aspect in the choice of our location.



Morges, on Lake Geneva, with a view of the Mont Blanc, invites you to walk along the promenade and in the historic old town. The area around Morges is not only appreciated for its exquisite wines. The Academy Musical, which has been held since 1985, attracts numerous professors and young musicians from all over the world to Morges every August.


Morges is also an important regional cultural and educational center. The city has two theaters, the Théâtre de Beausobre (since 1959) and the Théâtre des Trois Petits Tours (since 1986). There are also several museums, including the Museum Alexis Forel, the Vaud Military Museum (Musée militaire vaudois, together with the canton's Zeughaus in the castle), the Musée Galère la liberté and the Paderewski Museum (Musée Paderewski). In spring the tulip blossom is celebrated from May to June with the "Fête de la Tulipe".

Museum offer Canton Vaud

On the northern outskirts, there is the Cantonal School of Agriculture, Marcelin, next to which the new Gymnasium was built between 2000 and 2003. Morges has an ice rink, an indoor swimming pool, a boat harbor and a campsite.

Igor Stravinsky

The Russian composer and conductor Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) came to Lake Geneva for health reasons and lived there with his family from 1910 onwards. He sought a microclimate that helped his wife's health. After staying in Montreux and Clarens, he settled in Morges in 1916, where he lived for four years.

During these four years he met Ramuz, the brothers Morax and numerous artists. His collaboration with Ramuz produced the famous Histoire du Soldat (story of the soldier).

The Stravinsky family house, which was beautifully situated along the promenade, is now a hotel with a special flair. If you do not want to spend the night you can also dine in the restaurant of the house.


The historic town of Morges, with two longitudinal avenues (Grand-Rue and Rue Louis-de-Savoie) parallel to the lake and several cross-streets, has a picturesque medieval townscape. The northeastern end of the old town is the church, erected at the end of the 18th century on the site of a former Gotteshaus. The Reformed Church unites baroque and neoclassical styles and is one of the most important structures of Protestantism in Switzerland at that time. The cruciform church ship dates from 1769-1771, while the facade was built under the architect Rodolphe de Crousaz in 1772-1776. This architect also designed the wooden choir stool in the apse.

Numerous citizen and patrician houses in the old town date from the 15th to the 18th century. Among these are the Blanchenay house, baroqueized in 1670 and now home to the Musée Alexis Forel, the early classicist Monod (1768), Vernet confectionery with late Gothic windows and the Hôtel de la Couronne (around 1800).