The Annual Tulip Festival in Morges Switzerland (Free)

The Annual Tulip Festival in Morges Switzerland (Free)

The Annual Tulip Festival

in Morges Switzerland (Free)

30th March 2019 – 5th May 2019

You don’t have to go to Holland to see great tulips, as there is a fabulous Tulip Festival which takes place each year in Morges, in the French speaking part of Switzerland. Known as the  “Fête de la Tulipe” it was founded in 1971 and takes place in the Parc de l’Indépendance in Morges. What’s even better, is that it is FREE!

The Annual Tulip Festival in Morges Switzerland (Free)

120,000 Tulips, Daffoldils and Hyacinths

The Annual Tulip Festival in Morges Switzerland (Free)

Morges has a wonderful location, situated directly on Lake Geneva and this has to be one of the most beautiful things to do in Switzerland in Springtime.

The Annual Tulip Festival in Morges Switzerland (Free)

The park is very close to Morges Castle and is planted not just with tulips, but other Spring flowers like daffodils and hyacinths too. In fact the whole area is ablaze with colour as there are more than 120,000 flowers in total. The tulips though are pretty amazing and there are around 300 varieties on display. At the end of the festival the bulbs are usually sold.

The Annual Tulip Festival in Morges Switzerland (Free)

Parc de l’Indépendance on Lake Geneva

The Parc de l’Indépendance in Morges is a great place to take a stroll and admire the views of the lake.

The Annual Tulip Festival in Morges Switzerland (Free)

The Annual Tulip Festival in Morges Switzerland (Free)

As well as panoramic views of the Alps (you can even see Mont Blanc) the park has a wonderful collection of trees as well a few historic monuments which relate to the Independence of Vaud from Bernese rule, from which the park derives its name.

The Annual Tulip Festival in Morges Switzerland (Free)

The Annual Tulip Festival in Morges Switzerland (Free)

Food and Drink

There are usually some special events on during the Fête de la Tulipe and if you’re looking for food and drink there are some stalls available there or why not pop into the pretty old town or visit a bar or cafe along the waterfront for lunch or coffee?

The Annual Tulip Festival in Morges Switzerland (Free)

The Annual Tulip Festival in Morges Switzerland (Free)

Getting There

From Zurich you can either take the train to Morges or drive. If you drive (take exit 15 on the A1 when traveling from Geneva and exit 16 from the Lausanne direction) there is parking available in the town.

Fête de la Tulipe

Where: Parc de l’Indépendance, Morges

When: 30th March  – 5th May 2019

Admission: FREE!

Click this link for Google directions to the Parc de l’Indépendance Morges

See the park on Google maps below:

The Annual Tulip Festival in Morges Switzerland (Free)

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Photos by Carmen Sirboiu

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