Now into its 12th year, the Salamandre (Salamander) Festival is a three day festival and that attracts thousands of nature lovers and visitors of all ages from French speaking Switzerland.
The festival’s aim is to increase public awareness about the fantastic diversity and fragility of the natural world. Over the three days, there will be a diverse programme of events: exhibitions, films, workshops for children and storytelling.
Photo above – courtesy Festival Salamandre
The festival takes place in the Beausobre building in Morges (accessible by both car and public transport) and will be open on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 -19:00 and Sunday from 10:0 -18:00 . More info here
This year’s theme is “Forests” and aims to show only to show the beauty and diversity of forests but to underline the difficult balance between man and nature.
Photo above – C. Nelson-Pollard
Other key features are of this year’s programme are discovery labs & workshops for children, interactive games and crafts galore to learn more about the secret life of the forest There will be an art gallery with almost thirty Swiss and French artists displaying their work: Watercolours, sketches, oil paintings, sculpture and photography.Films on the big screen.
Local organisations from museums to local charities and national parks will be at this festival along with artisans and local produce.