The annual Fête de la Tulipe in Morges is one of the most beautiful spring events on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Around 150,000 tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths can be enjoyed blooming in the Parc de l’Indépendence à Morges behind the chateau on the Lac Léman lakefront.
Morges, a pretty town on Lake Geneva near Lausanne, annually hosts the Tulip Festival (Fête de la Tulipe) to welcome spring. The Independence Park, which is beautifully located on the shores of Lake Geneva behind the Chateau de Morges Castle, is planted with around 150,000 tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths to remind visitors more of Holland than the Lac Léman region.
The Tulip Festival (Fête de la Tulipe) in Morges is held each year from mid-April to mid-May. Around 300 varieties of tulips are planted in the Independence Park behind Morges Castle – this allows the tulips to bloom at different times.
The Parc de l’Indépendance in Morges is a lovely shady park with more than 50 different species of trees. The oldest trees are chestnuts from the mid-eighteenth century. Apart from the flowers and trees, visitors can enjoy the beautiful Lake Geneva views, which include lovely panoramic views of the Alps. Morges is famous for providing some of the best views of Mt Blanc.
Special events are held in the Independence Park most weekends during the tulip festival period. Admission to these events is mostly gratis, while access to the park itself is always free. Events usually include special cultural shows and activities for families with children. Towards the end of the festival, pottery is exhibited (and sold) from artists’ stands in the park. Bulbs are usually sold at the end of the festival.