Visiting Audrey Hepburn’s Home in Tolochenaz, Switzerland
It had always been somewhere in the back of my mind that Audrey Hepburn’s home, La Paisible, was in Switzerland. So last week, when I was trying to map out our drive from Munich to Provence, and actually looked at a map (geography not being my strong suit), I realized that her home in Tolochenaz, Switzerland was smack-dab in the middle of our drive. I couldn’t believe it. We had to go. So we did! Here’s a peek…
Tolochenaz is a quaint town just outside of Morges, Switzerland (a small town on Lake Geneva near Lausanne).
It’s only 0.62 square miles big with about 1700 residents, in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.
We saw barely a soul on the street, aside from two little boys kicking around a soccer ball.
While there is a bust of Audrey in the tiny town square and a few small plaques paying tribute to her, there is nothing else.
Nothing garish. It’s all very simple.
We were the only people there, no tourists, no crowds.
It was such a rare treat to stroll the same streets Audrey herself walked.
For the special day I wore Audrey-inspired pieces: a timeless trench coat, a classic dress, a silk scarf, flats, and black sunglasses.
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You instantly understood why it was her escape and why she nicknamed her home there La Paisible (meaning “peaceful” in French).
Here’s a peek at the charming ivy-covered 18th century farmhouse that Audrey called home for 30 years.
La Paisible sits directly on a country road and this is the view just across the street.
I was surprised that Audrey’s home was on a main country road. It’s just beyond this stone wall, but not hidden behind gates the way most celebrities have their homes today.
After strolling the streets of Tolochenaz and glimpsing the place she called home for 30 years, we then made our way over to Audrey’s final resting place, Tolochenaz Cemetery.
I had mixed feelings about going, but wanted to pay my respects. In all honesty, it was a very moving experience and I’m having a hard time putting it into words.
Both the cemetery and Audrey’s grave are both so simple and modest. She is among locals in the town she loved most.
If you’d like to visit Audrey’s final resting place, this is the address:
Chemin des Plantees, Tolochenaz, Morges 1131, Switzerland
*Please note that this is not a tourist attraction, but a very simple and quaint cemetery.
If you’d like to bring flowers for Audrey, we found a lovely flower shop in Morges called Vertiges Fleurs at Rue Louis de Savoie, 12.
Rest in peace sweet Audrey and thank you for all you have given me and the world.
As always, thank you so much for stopping by and reading.
Any questions or comments about visiting Audrey Hepburn’s home Tolochenaz, Switzerland?
I invite you to leave them below. And if you have been, I’d love to hear xo.
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