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Morges, Switzerland

Morges, Switzerland is called the flower of Lake Geneva due to the abundance of flowers and peaceful atmosphere found all along the lake.

We had the great pleasure of spending a day in this beautiful city this past Saturday before retiring to a hotel in Lausanne that night. Sunday was spent enjoying the lake in Lausanne.

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Morges Castle was built in 1286 and houses the Vaud Military Museum, the Artillery Museum, the Museum of Historic Pewter Figures as well as the Museum of the Vaud Gendarmerie.

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The courtyard of the castle was full of flowers.

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My first impression of the lake was how calm it was in spite of the large number of boats and people.

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The walkway was packed even if the temperature outside was incredibly hot.

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The lake was picturesque no matter which direction you looked.

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As I ate my ice cream quickly since it was melting fast, I stood observing this man fishing framed by flowers and mountains.

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The lake was busy with boats and rafts.

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Not only were boats in the water but people were swimming all along the edge.

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A large boat that Vilay said looked like it was Chinese sat in the water like out of a movie.

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The park was full of people grilling out, playing and laying in the sun and shade.

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There was so much activity along the lake and so many beautiful moments to capture on camera that I could spend a life time happily recording it all.

Very nice virtual tour of Morges, Switzerland.

Map of Morges, Switzerland.

My flickr set for Morges, Switzerland.

Morges has a very interesting and rich history.

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  • sissi June 26, 2008, 9:39 pm

    simply gorgeous!

    I would like to visit

  • expatraveler June 27, 2008, 4:49 am

    Pumpkin, I love your photos. This is what I long for and what makes me home sick the most! How much fun in the sun… :)

    I loved this area a lot too! I also loved Nyon which we took over to Yvoire, France on a boat ride (highly suggested). I think Yvoire is even more beautiful than Morges, but of course every village has it’s own beauty..

    I haven’t been there since 2005.
    http://expatraveler.blogspot.com/2005/08/perfect-day-in-yvoire.html

  • expatraveler June 27, 2008, 4:50 am

    Pumpkin, I love your photos. This is what I long for and what makes me home sick the most! How much fun in the sun… :)

    I loved this area a lot too! I also loved Nyon which we took over to Yvoire, France on a boat ride (highly suggested). I think Yvoire is even more beautiful than Morges, but of course every village has it’s own beauty..

    I haven’t been there since 2005.

  • Pumpkin June 27, 2008, 7:44 am

    Sissi,
    You should go when you get a chance. Our entire family had the best time. The kids can’t wait to go back.

    Expatraveler,
    I love Nyon too. It has been a couple years since we were there. Vilay and I have talked about getting there sometime soon. We haven’t visited Yvoire and I will make sure to tell Vilay about it. I really like the area around this lake. It is so relaxiig and beautiful.

  • sissi June 27, 2008, 8:21 am

    I’ve been to Yvoire when I was a child and even then I noticed how beautiful it was.

    Yvoire is amongst the “most beautiful village in France”, it’s a special title that the French government gives to some village. This title means that the village is not only gorgeous but has to be preserved and has to keep his authenticity.

  • Frédé June 27, 2008, 10:31 pm

    The “chinese” boat you wrote about is called “la galère” and was build a few years ago by unemployed persons, who were asked (some of them, you agreed) to help for the building.

    I live near Morges since three years and I’m still fond of this small city.

    Thanks for the nice pictures and the stories you tell about all the places you visit (you know more of Switzerland than most swiss people, it seems) :o)

  • Pumpkin June 28, 2008, 11:54 am

    Sissi,
    We will have to add Yvoire to our list of places to visit because I know that if a village is given this honour it is worth seeing.

    Frédé,
    Thank you for telling me about the boat. I searched on Google but couldn’t find any on it.
    We do get around but since we don’t have a car we spend less money and see more by train. Gotta love the demi-tarif card! We are not ones to sit in our village when there are so many beautiful things to see in Switzerland.

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