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Things to do in and around morges with elderly parents

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Things to do in and around morges with elderly parents

We are spending two days in morges with my elderly in laws. Have you any recommendations on interesting places to visit within short easy driving distance. We will be there in the second weekend in june. Thanksn for any tips.

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1. Re: Things to do in and around morges with elderly parents

There is a very good website of the canton du Vaud http://www.region-du-leman.ch/ for routing use www.viamichelin.com

some places/ activites they might like

boat trip on the lake http://www.cgn.ch

trip to the Chillon castel, Montreux, the lake promenade and the wineyards of the lavaux see first link

trip to Gruyeres in the mountains, places to visit there: old town and castel, cheese factory, chocolate factory in Broc, cable car to the top of the Moleson mountain la-gruyere.ch/en/navpage-ExcursionsFR.html

drive to the Valle de Joux (if the weather is good great view on the way up the to the Jura) www.myvalleedejoux.ch/en/leisureandculture

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2. Re: Things to do in and around morges with elderly parents

You can drive up into the local mountains and have a wonderful meal in a farm cafe. I know one where you can park right by it and there are just a couple of steps to get inside, or a couple of steps to get onto the terrace. Let me know if this interests you.

Gruyeres is a lovely place, but it is largely cobbled, which can be difficult for some. If this is not a problem, you can drop people off at the old town, but you have to park at the bottom of the hill unless you have a disabled parking permit.

Gentle strolling along the lakefront is a great option.

Might your parents enjoy visiting a thermal spa? These are designed with mobility problems in mind. There are several to choose from. Again, let us know if this interests you.

Cruising along on one of the lake boats/ferries is very relaxing.

Do your parents have any specific interests?

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3. Re: Things to do in and around morges with elderly parents

Thanks . Alot of helpful suggestions.we are looking forward to our visit.

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4. Re: Things to do in and around morges with elderly parents

Thanks. We would be interested in the name of the farm cafe in the local mountain area.I now have plenty of ideas of what we could do, and will wait and see what the weather is like on theday

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5. Re: Things to do in and around morges with elderly parents

If your parents like flowers it might be worth visiting the gardens at the Château de Vuillierens which is in the "back country" of Morges and about a 15min drive from Morges. They have a beautiful Iris garden - the wife of the former Chatelain started it in the '60s and it is huge and wonderful! My only hesitation is that one never knows when the irises will bloom! At present mine are sending out leaves but have no buds and with this cold spring it is possible there will still be some in mid June. Worth checking anyway. Parking is easy and the garden is all flat.

the website is www.jardindesiris.ch and it will give you an idea of what it is like and when they think they will be open. Also an e mail address so you can make sure.

BTW the villages around that area are stunningly beautiful and it is well worth exploring by car. Places like Vufflens-le-Chateau, Aclens etc. You can always find a small café for lunch too and many have terrasses.

Another nice place to walk around is St Prex, very near Morges. Really love medieval "bourg" right on the lake. You need to park and walk down to the lakefront - not far.

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6. Re: Things to do in and around morges with elderly parents

You can see a picture of the place I recommend here (Buvette La Saletta):

id-rando.ch/restauration/…

The drive from Lausanne will take you 30 to 40 minutes.

To get there, follow these directions:

1. Take the A9 motorway from Lausanne in the direction of Simplon/Grand St. Bernard.

2. As you approach Vevey, take the Bern/Fribourg exit onto the A12 motorway.

3. Take the first exit off the A12 motorway signed Chatel St. Denis/Les Paccots.

4. Turn right at the end of the slip road, following signs to the village of Les Paccots (about 1.5 miles).

5. Drive through the village of Les Paccots and stay on the same road for about 3/4 of a mile.

6. Almost immediately after entering the forest, take the first proper road turning on the right (sign posted Creux des Tables, Buvette La Saletta and Buvette Le Vuipay)

7. Stay on the same road for about 3 miles, as it twists up through the forests and meadows.

8. The Buvette is called La Saletta and is quite obvious with umbrellas in the outdoor seating area. There is also seating and a bathroom indoors.

It is closed on Mondays. If you would like to book to ensure you have seating for your family, the number is +41 (0) 79 332 23 86.

Everyone I have ever taken there, has been very impressed. The drive is interesting, the setting is delightful and the food good. If the owner is there, he comes out and shakes people's hands - he is pretty much the Richard Branson of the local area, owning this farm, the ski hire shop, a restaurant in the village, and probably other places too. On the off chance that it is full, you can carry on until the road ends where there is another buvette (Vuipay) - also good food and views, but has more stairs.

Have fun whatever you end up doing, and do let us know how you get on.

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7. Re: Things to do in and around morges with elderly parents

Oh, and here's a really lovely photo of the place:

flickr.com/photos/fribourgregion/5473221723/

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