It honestly felt like we were transported into a Jane Austen novel (without the angst). The property of Chateau de Vullierens is expansive and manicured; sitting atop the rolling hills and vineyards just above Morges, boasting a panoramic view of Lake Geneva and the Alps. It’s a beautiful property on its own right, but the icing on the cake is its world renowned gardens.
Every year the public has only six weeks to enjoy the beautiful gardens; from the 10th of May until June 22nd, the flowers are at their peak–vibrant colors and vast varieties of irises, lilies, roses, and peonies all emanate the fragrances of spring and summer.
We recommend heading to the gardens, having a stroll, then stopping by the Café des jardins for a drink, a snack, apéro, or to eat a full meal. The menu consists of a variety of salads, grilled meat, charcuterie, sandwiches, flambées, and pâtisseries; wine, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks are available as well. There is also a popular Sunday brunch which is a mix of sweet and salty foods served buffet style and includes mixed meat from the grill as well–reservations are required. The café is found right at the entrance, with tables spread out under a canopy of trees–ah, it’s hard not to feel at ease!