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Marco's Adventure at Parc de l'Indépendance

Parc de l'Indépendance - Independence Park

Marco, the Swiss Alpine Marmot, was thrilled to visit one of the most beautiful places in Morges, Switzerland – Parc de l'Indépendance (Independence Park). Marco had heard tons of great things about this park, especially during the spring when it turns into a floral paradise with over 100,000 flowers.

As Marco got closer to the park, he could already see the bright colors of the tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths in full bloom. The air was fresh and filled with the sweet scent of flowers. It was the perfect day for an adventure.

A Stroll Through History

Parc de l'Indépendance is not just any park; it’s a place rich in history and beauty. Located near the Château de Morges and the shores of Lake Leman, the park offers stunning views of the lake, the Alps, and Mont Blanc. Marco couldn’t wait to explore!

Walking through the park, Marco learned about its history. The park commemorates an important event in the region's past. On January 24, 1898, the people of Vaud celebrated the 100th anniversary of their independence from the Bernese. This historic event gave the park its name. 

Tulip Festival

tulip festival

It was especially exciting for Marco to see the famous floral displays at Parc de l'Indépendance. This festival started in 1971 and is now known as the "Fête de la Tulipe." In this year's 54th anniversary celebration, a stunning floral display is created by planting over 100,000 bulbs of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and grape hyacinths that attract visitors from all over the world.

As Marco wandered through the park, he saw tulips in every color imaginable. Reds, pinks, yellows, and purples painted the park in a dazzling array of hues. The sight was so breathtaking that Marco couldn’t resist taking out his camera. He wanted to capture the beauty of the flowers to share with his friends and readers.

Trees Through Time

Did you know that the park is home to over 50 different types of trees? Marco discovered that some of the chestnut trees were actually planted way back in 1750! These ancient trees have witnessed countless seasons and have proudly weathered centuries of change. It's pretty amazing to think that they're still here, offering shade and adding to the park's natural beauty.

Parc de l'Indépendance is not just for flower enthusiasts and history buffs. It's a fantastic spot for families too, with a really welcoming vibe. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax, play, or simply enjoy nature, Parc de l'Indépendance has something for everyone.

A Perfect End to a Perfect Day

As the sun began to set, casting a golden glow over the park, Marco felt deeply grateful for the day he had spent at Parc de l'Indépendance. He had captured so many beautiful moments and learned so much about this special place.  As he sat on a park bench overlooking Mont Blanc he started to plan where he would go next! 

Join Marco's Adventures

If you're wondering about Marco's next adventure, check out "Marco Loves Switzerland - Morges." This book series is perfect for young explorers, like a travel guide for young adventurers.

Each book in the series showcases the incredible places to visit, fun facts, and stunning illustrations. There are four unique books for every city, each with its own special purpose: a story book, a travel book, an activity book, and a coloring book.

If you have the chance to visit Parc de l'Indépendance, we recommend you do it in conjunction with Morges Travel Edition Book.  This is because this special book has space inside of it to take photos and make it into a one-of-a-kind travel book!

So, grab your copy of our Children's Books about Switzerland and get ready to discover Switzerland together! And be sure to follow Marco on Instagram for loads of amazing updates and stories.


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