The dahlias along the quay in Morges come into bloom mid-July and last until November if the weather holds

MORGES, SWITZERLAND – Morges is a lovely town of some 15,000 souls, on the lakefront about 15km from Lausanne. Those who explored it during the April-May tulip festival for which it is famed can now enjoy another flower outing: the dahlias along the quays have flowered.

The colours are magnificent and it gives you a good excuse to visit one of the loveliest large outdoor swimming pools in the region, on the lakefront (Independence Park) with grassy “beaches”, playground equipment and a wonderful view of the French Alps across Lake Geneva.

Two other suggestions while in Morges, especially for winelovers: a meal or a drink at the Morges Yacht Club won’t break the bank and the cuisine is very good. It has the great advantage of being open 09:00-23:00 seven days a week in summer.

And the charming little vineyards train runs from Morges at 10:00 every Tuesday and Thursday on a two+ hour trip: CHF14 for adults, CHF7 for children, includes wine/soft drinks for kids and the train ride.

Details from the Morges tourism office (tel: +41 21 801 32 33)

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