Photos of St Prex near Morges on Lake Geneva

Photos of St Prex – a romantic small town on a peninsula in Lake Geneva near Morges in the La Côte region of Switzerland. The historic old town center is photogenic, as is the waterfront with views of the Alps.

Photos of St Prex - a romantic small town on a peninsula in Lake Geneva near Morges in the La Côte region of Switzerland.

St Prex is a lovely old town and a pleasure to visit in any weather. It has the only surviving medieval town gate in the region, which still serves as a major entrance into the historic old town center. Many old buildings are adorned with wrought iron signs and other decorations. Waterfront promenades allow for long strolls next to Lac Léman while many beached and picnic areas may be accessed for free by all visitors. The views from the Romanic St Prothais church over the roofs of St Prex, Lake Geneva, and Alpine peaks are particularly fine. Transportation to St Prex is easy by car, train, boat, or bus from Geneva and Lausanne (via Morges).

Photos of St Prex on Lake Geneva in Switzerland

St Prex is photogenic with especially interesting details on many of the buildings in the old town that my be enjoyed even in drab weather conditions when the views of the Alps disappear. Note the large number of wrought-iron lamp holders and shop advertising signs.

The Clock Tower of St Prex is one of around 70 medieval town gates that survived in Switzerland. It is one of three in Canton Vaud – the other two are in Moudon and La Tour-de-Peilz. The gate tower in St Prex is the only one that still has its original machicolation – in French mâchicoulis. Note the different inscriptions on the clock faces.

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