A historical house
Situated in the medieval town of Morges and founded in 1286 by the House of Savoy, the present day building can be found at la Grand-Rue 54. Behind its walls, constructed at the beginning of the second half of the 16th century, lies the Alexis Forel museum.
It is the most remarkable illustration of late gothic style architecture in Morges. The magnificent “Renaissance” Hall boasts a superb and authentic cell ceiling from the 16th century, a veritable monument within a monument, which you can admire during your visit. In the courtyard “Italian style” galleries dating from 1670 join together the two wings of the building, evoking a certain stageworthiness and extolling the pleasure of life.
Having known several owners, both bourgeois and aristocrats, the house became the headquarters for the Morges Dairy Society in 1825. This change in affectation most certainly resulted in a degradation of the property.