« Fête de la Tulipe » in Morges ( 1st April ⇒ 14th May 2023 )

🇨🇭🌷 « La Fête de la Tulipe » in Morges celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020, and this year’s 53rd edition will run from 1st April ⇒ 14th May 2023 . . .

© La Fête de la Tulipe

You don’t have to travel too far from the 🏔 Pays du Mont-Blanc to experience total dépaysement, to distance yourself from the mountain valleys and high snowy peaks; just the other side of 🇨🇭 Lac Léman will take you to a land of open vistas of the lake with an alpine backdrop (those very same mountains that are on our doorstep 🏔 au Pays du Mont-Blanc!). A milder climate allows for vineyards to flourish and 🌷 springtime flowers to bloom.

Among the lovely lakeside villages and towns to explore on the other side of 🇨🇭 Lac Léman is Morges . . . and Morges also hosts the pretty 🌷 « Fête de la Tulipe » each year, marking the return of springtime.

A lakeside stroll in Morges is perfect for a family outing  . . . so pack your 🍏 picnic, pick a warm and sunny day, and don’t forget a 🚲 draisienne, or pedal bike, or 🛴 scooter for little explorers . . .

© Morges Tourisme
« Fête de la Tulipe » © Morges Tourisme

« La Fête de la Tulipe »

Every year, for the duration of about six weeks, the association « Morges Fleur du Léman » delights with 🌷 a carpet of tulips in the Parc de l’Indépendence (between the Château de Morges and the river La Morges) . . . about 🌷 120 000 tulips, from about 300 varieties, are planted and the result is a mosaic of vibrant colour! And to visit the event is FREE!

🍁 autumn preparation: during the autumn months, apprentice horiculturalists from Centre d’Enseignement Professionnel de Morges (CEPM) and gardeners from la Ville de Morges busy themselves getting the ground ready for this festival!

🌷 history of the event: the 🌷 « Fête de la Tulipe » was conceived in 1971 to celebrate and mark the 50th anniversary of the Société Vaudoise d’Horticulture. The Parc de l’Indépendance as the choice of location is a salute to the Vaudoise independence of 1898;

🌳 Parc de l’Indépendence: this green park has 50 types of trees, including the impressive chestnut tree from 1750 and giant sequoias;

Parc de l'Indépendence © Morges Tourisme
Parc de l’Indépendence and Fête de la Tulipe © Morges Tourisme
Parc de l’Indépendence as seen from above © Morges Tourisme

🌈 animations – during the festival, there are plenty of weekend animations, exhibitions, gastronomic specialities, brunches, music, markets . . .  / see website for more details about the animations;

🎉 50th birthday celebrations 2020 – to celebrate its 50th edition, a special statue by Leo Orta (and in collaboration with the Dutch company gutundgut) was unveiled in the Parc de l’Indépendance;

☕️ buvette – installed for the duration of the event from 10h to 18h, you can get snacks from 11h to 17h (run by the Fondation du Relais, which works towards the re-insertion into society of adults and young people in difficulty);

🌷 spectacle son & lumière – you can still enjoy son & lumière spectacle created by artist Albin Christen for the 50th edition of the festival – it recounts 🌷 the history of the tulip, from its origins to its arrival in Morges! / where? a black box at the entrance to the park, every 30mins / price: CHF 5 for adults and CHF 2 for kids / see here for more information;

Fête de la Tulipe son & lumière spectacle © Morges Tourisme

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