We recently took a day trip to two of the most beautiful villages of Switzerland. Murten, or Morat in French, and Avenches. Since they are only about 10 minutes by car apart, it was easy to combine the two in one day!
Murten is a beautiful small town with cute streets with arcades, a castle, a museum and long medieval city walls. You can walk on these walls to enjoy the view over the rooftops, or over the beautiful Murtensee lake. Murten has beaches and a swimming pool with both pool and lake access.
Avenches is also a small town, but with very impressive Roman ruins. The amphitheater of the town formerly called ‘Aventicum’ is very well preserved and known in Switzerland for the music concerts which are normally held in summer. There are many more remainders of Roman times in Avenches, such as the theatre, the baths, and former city walls. They are located a bit further outside of the town centre. Highly recommended for history lovers!
Full article on this day trip with more photos and about what to eat in Murten: letsexplore.ch
Driving time to Murten from Geneva: about 1 hour and 30 minutes.