THE cULINARY Train

Taste the local gastronomy of Chef Frédéric Simond. Renowned for his creative cuisine, rich in quality local produce, he will enchant your journey and confirm the name “Train des saveurs”!

  • Journey aboard the historic BAM train
  • A gourmet menu prepared by Chef Frédéric Simond
  • Creative, local and seasonal cuisine
  • Transport on the MBC network during the day

Enjoy local cuisine concocted by Chef Frédéric Simond.

Sit back, relax with an aperitif and enjoy the view as you travel from the shores of Lake Geneva to the foot of the Jura mountains. 

Dates AND TIMES

Dates 2024

  • Saturday, March 16, 2024
  • Saturday April 27, 2024
  • Saturday May 25, 2024
  • Saturday June 22, 2024
  • Saturday September 21, 2024
  • Saturday October 5, 2024
  • Saturday October 26, 2024
  • Saturday, November 2, 2024

Timetable and schedule

  • 11:20 am start of boarding at Morges station
  • 11:44 am departure for a trip to Bière, with stops at Chigny, Yens, Apples and Ballens
  • 2.15pm arrival in Bière, where you’ll have time to finish your chat, enjoy a coffee and take advantage of the artisans on hand.

In Bière, you have two options:

  • Continue your discovery with a visit to the Moulin de Sévery. Built in 1845, the artisanal Sévery Oil Mill is the last in Switzerland to operate year-round. You’ll be able to admire the craftsman’s skills and experience a demonstration of traditional oil pressing, followed by a tasting session. A bus will take you from Bière station to Moulin de Sévery, then to Morges station. You must confirm your attendance when you register, either by calling 021 811 43 45 or by e-mail (vente@mbc.ch), and you will be asked to contribute CHF 10 towards the cost of transport.
  • Return to Morges by regular train, which leaves Bière at 3.19pm (or 2.19pm for those in a hurry) and enjoy a final coffee or a stroll along the country lanes, where you can stroll to your heart’s content. Ideas for walks and bike rides are available at www.lavoiedessens.ch.

You return to Morges by train at 3:49 pm (or 2:49 pm) and from the Moulin de Sévery at 4:40 pm.

menu

Each outing is an opportunity to develop a specific menu that varies with the seasons. After a gourmet appetizer, your menu will develop this theme with a seasonal starter, main course and dessert. While the “La Chasse” trains are very popular, don’t miss out on the other seasons and discoveries!

Drinks according to on-board menu (not included).

premium offer

Your outing in a 1st class compartment

  • Would you like to experience this moment face-to-face, or share it more exclusively with friends or family?
  • Each historic composition has two 1st class compartments, with upholstered seats and wider.
  • These compartments are perfect for 2, but can accommodate up to 4 people.
  • They can be privatized by adding them to your reservation, for a unique and comfortable experience.

Privatization of the bar car

  • Are you a group or family of 6 to 10 people?
  • It’s also possible to privatize the bar car for your group! 

Contact us on 021 811 43 45 or vente@mbc.ch

PRIces

Package prices per person

  • Adults:                       CHF 75.- (full menu)
  • Adults:                       CHF 99.- (hunting menu)
  • Children under 10:  CHF 48.-

The train is not suitable for children, and even less so for toddlers! (see “Information and arrival”) We recommend that parents wishing to share the historic train experience with their children opt for the “Brunch des champs” train, which is the most suitable in terms of service.

Premium offers (in addition to your reservation)
See details under “Complementary offer”

  • Visit to the Moulin de Sévery: CHF 10.00/person
  • Your trip in 1st class: CHF 100.00/compartment (2 to 4 seats)
  • Private bar car: CHF 10.00/person (minimum 6 people)

Prices include VAT. Offer valid from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024. Schedule and prices subject to change.

Information and arrival

  • The historic train has only four-person tables. For reasons of optimization, groups of less than four people may be asked to share the same table.
  • Arrival: to Morges Station, according to the online timetable. Departure from Track 5
  • Reservations close: 3 days before the date of travel.
  • Children aged 4 and over must have a place reserved. Under the age of 4, there is no assigned seat, and the child must be taken on the parents’ lap (please note that space is limited…).
  • For children aged 4 to 10, a reduced portion will be served. For children aged 10 and over, a portion and the adult price will apply.
  • Unfortunately, it is not possible to offer special menus.
  • We recommend that you inform us in advance of any allergies you may have.
  • Animals are not allowed in cars with catering facilities.
  • For reasons of space, strollers are not allowed.
  • The BAM historic train is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Schedule and prices subject to change.

TRAVEL (AND EAT...) ON A VINTAGE TRAIN

Watch out, you’re about to travel on a historic train with vehicles built between 1895 and 1925! It’s a trip back in time, a time for sharing and conviviality. But it also takes you back to a time when the notion of comfort was not the same as it is today…

  • The vehicles, tables, benches and air-conditioning are all vintage. The space is rather limited, the tables rather narrow and the contacts warm!
  • Every meal served in a vintage train is a feat in itself. It’s a feat repeated on every outing by passionate restaurateurs. Without the resources of a restaurant, it’s impossible to offer an alternative menu, a wide choice of beverages or to respond to last-minute requests for changes…
  • Comfort and speed are also a thing of the past. Your train will run slowly (leaving you to enjoy the view and your meal in the best possible conditions) and will stop at several stations along the way to wait for or let the mainline trains pass (there is also a little more traffic than at the beginning of the last century…).
  • The need to work with the existing equipment and limited infrastructure of a train, not a restaurant. As well as adhering to strict timetables, for a historic train that “slips” into an operating rail network
  • Historic train vehicles are not equipped with toilets. Public facilities are available at the departure and arrival stations, as well as at Apples.
  • Please note that the retro BAM and its vehicles from the past century are not suitable for strollers, baby chairs or wheelchairs.
  • Maintaining and operating such a historic train comes at a cost. The value of this single train outing is estimated at CHF 45 (including free circulation on the MBC network during the day). It is only thanks to the support of the MBC and all historic train enthusiasts, La Voie des Sens and restaurateurs, that the final price can remain affordable.

    ATMOSPHERE…

    OUR OTHER OUTINGS WITH THE HISTORIC TRAIN

    Brunch
    in the fields

    When  Sunday morning
    Departure Morges

    Winemaker’s Train

    When  Saturday noon
    Departure Morges

    Beers & Burgers
    Train

    When  Friday evening
    Departure Morges

    Cheesemaker’s
    Train

    When  Friday evening
    Departure Morges