Local attractions - Château de Vullierens

Just ten minutes from Morges, our gardens are an ideal starting-point for visiting some of the many attractions the region has to offer. Here are just a few ideas:

The canton of Vaud in bloom !

Tulips from April to mid-May, narcissus in May, Iris gardens at Château de Vullierens from mid-May to mid-June, dahlias from July to October, Morges and its region pay tribute to flowers. We will be happy to show you these different places.

Every year, Morges welcomes the return of spring with more than a hundred thousand tulips decorating the massifs of the Parc de l’Indépendance.
In the months that followed, the meadows of the Montreux Riviera highlands were adorned with a white coat of narcissus, the Château de Vullierens presented a fabulous collection of irises and lilies, and the Quays of Morges a unique exhibition and sale of dahlias.

Le Jardin de Doreen rempli d'iris de toutes les couleurs.

The Jan Michalski Foundation in Montricher, less than 10km from the gardens. This new venue for writing and literature is housed in an astonishing modern building with magnificent views across the surrounding countryside. The library is open to the public and the Foundation organises three art exhibitions a year.

See how regional cheeses are made at La Fromagerie Gourmande in Montricher, just 9.5km from the gardens (closed Tuesday).

Audrey Hepburn, one of the world’s best-loved actresses, lived for many years in Tolochenaz, just 30 minutes from the gardens, where you can admire her home, visit her grave, or take a photo by her bust in the village. She is also the star of a permanent exhibition at the Fondation Bolle

Continue to enjoy the wonderful outdoors with a trip to the Arboterum botanical gardens in Aubonne, 16km from Château de Vullierens.

Savour delicious Swiss chocolate, and a great cup of coffee, at Fornerod or at Boillat in Morges town centre.

Fill up on more art at the Alexis Forel Contemporary Art Museum in Morges, a 20-minute drive from Vullierens.

See walnuts being pressed, and learn how walnut oil and other local specialities are produced at Moulin de Sévery, 3km from the gardens.

Visit the Rolex Learning Center. The building, by the renowned Japanese architectural firm SANAA, is 12km from Vullierens.

Remember to check times and availability before setting off. These are just some of the region’s attractions. Contact Morges Tourist Board for further details and more ideas.