Events in and around Morges
KSI Morges is proud to call Morges, in the Swiss canton of Vaud, home. This picturesque town on the shores of Lake Geneva may be small compared to its neighbour Lausanne, but it’s rapidly growing with character and community spirit in abundance.
Morges is the perfect location for our school, with excellent transport links to Lausanne (8 minutes by train or 15 minutes by bus) and Geneva, while providing a quieter, less hectic environment conducive to learning. The friendly community of Morges provides a safe setting for KSI Morges students to practice their language skills in real-world situations.
Places of Interest in Morges
Morges has a rich culture stretching back into pre-history. In fact, our town is home to a number of settlements that form part of a larger UNESCO World Heritage Site which spans the Alps. These include Vorder Au, Robenhausen, Enge Alpenquai and Grosser Hafner and Kleiner Hafner. The Bronze Age shore front settlement of Les Roseaux / La Grande Cité is another excellent place for students to explore and immerse themselves in life before the modern era.
Other famous landmarks include the De La Croix Blanche Inn, the buildings at Grand-Rue 54 and Grand-Rue 94, Morges Castle along and the Military Museum of Vaud, and the City Hall. In fact, the entire old city of Morges is listed in the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.
Events in Morges
Morges may be small, but to the thousands of visitors that attend its events each year, it has huge appeal.
From March through to May, Morges hosts the Tulip Festival in Independence Park overlooking Lake Geneva and the Alps beyond. This highly anticipated event showcases glorious floral displays and a programme of markets, food events and tulip sales.
Books on the Morges Lakeside
In September, Morges welcomes more than 300 new and established writers, essayists, poets, translators and authors of youth literature to speak at the Books on the Lakeside (Le livre sur les quais) literary festival. The packed programme includes conferences, meet-and-greets, literary cruises, performances and countless dedication sessions.
Morges Events Calendar
Visit www.morges-tourisme.ch and take a look at its excellent events calendar for a full view of everything that Morges has to offer. There’s plenty on offer for students of all ages, and their parents too of course!
There are many notable towns and cities just a short bus, car or train journey away from Morges. Its nearest neighbour of note, Lausanne, is famous for being home to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the newly renovated Olympic Museum.
Nearby Montreux is also renowned worldwide for its annual Jazz Festival, taking place in July each year. Later in this same month is the live musical extravaganza that is the Paléo Festival in Nyon, celebrating its 40th year in 2015.
For more information on everything going on in Morges, Lausanne and the surrounding area, please visit www.vaud.ch.