Archive for the morges Tag

Life is a Beach

Plage de Préverenges Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

In a lovely village overlooking Lac Léman and right on the outskirts of Morges lies one of the best family beaches of La Côte region. Yes, I know we’ve already raved about all the fab lidos & beaches around Geneva, but the Plage de Préverenges (VD) is perfect for a family day-out, especially if you have very young children. With its 500 meters of soft sand and shaded lawn, the Plage de Préverenges will make you feel […]

Read more

Dahlias in Bloom

cove

The summer scenery along Lac Léman is undoubtedly one of the most charming sights Switzerland has to offer, but – if you’re looking for an authentic show-stopper that will have you point-and-shoot your camera faster than you could say “so pretty!” then head to the lakeside town of Morges (Canton Vaud) for their unique summer exhibition of dahlias in bloom, called Les Quais du Dahlia.     From the middle of […]

Read more

Diabolo Festival

© Diabolo Festival, Morges

If your children are aged between 2 and 10 years-old, free up your diary for the Diabolo Festival in Morges (VD), which will be taking place on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2013 at the Esplanade and Théâtre de Beausobre (av. Vertou 2).   Now in its second year, the Diabolo Festival is a wonderful family event, offering over 40 shows, 19 hours of fun workshops ranging from astronomy to circus skills, […]

Read more

Fun at Family Village !

Climbing is fun ! © Family Village

Last November Expat Husband and I took the little buttons to Morges for one of the nicest family events we’ve been to since moving to Switzerland. The good news is Family Village is back again this year on the 17th-18th, 21st & 24th of November 2012 at the Halle CFF in Morges (just opposite the train station).   Family Village takes place indoors, which is great news if the weather turns gloomy, […]

Read more

A Scary Night in Morges !

Image copyright Nuit des épouvantails, Morges

For all the little monsters in our household Halloween can never come soon enough. Imagine our delight then when I read about the upcoming Nuit des épouvantails (Night of the Scarecrows), which will be taking place in Morges on Saturday 29th of September. Here’s the video from the 2010 edition:   Legend has it that long ago, in 1387, the scarecrows in the countryside around Morges came to life and started terrorising the […]

Read more

A Swiss Tribute to Audrey Hepburn

flyer

Audrey Hepburn, one of the most iconic Hollywood stars of all times, was a long-time resident of Tolochenaz, a small Swiss commune near the town of Morges in Canton Vaud. She lived here for over 30 years until her death in 1993. This is where she was laid to rest and to this day her most dedicated fans undertake the pilgrimage to visit her grave and her home. As 2012 marks the […]

Read more

Diabolo: a Festival for Children

Rikiko - Diabolo Festival

The Diabolo Festival for children in Morges (Canton Vaud) will open its doors for the first time on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of June 2012. The aim of this unique festival is to introduce children aged 2-10 to the magic of performing arts, circus and theatre with an irresistible line-up, which will include the Swiss singer Gaëtan, Italian clowns I Baccalà, puppet shows from Théâtre Rikiko and Pop-up Cirkus along with storytelling by Contes-dits-du-bout-des-doigts. […]

Read more

Great Days Out with the Kids

May 2012 002

Spring is the best time to get out of Geneva and explore Switzerland (it’d be even better if it stopped raining, enough is enough now). We’ve still got a lot to go through on our bucket list but here’s some of the places we’ve visited so far, which the children have really enjoyed. We hope it will help if you’ve recently moved here and are looking for ideas for fun days-out. Please […]

Read more