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Commemoration of the tercentenary of the death of Major Davel

To commemorate the 300th anniversary of the death of Major Davel, the Arcana Association is pleased to organize, with the help of the Municipality of Morrens, festivities which will culminate in a colorful party at the Place de l'Orme on August 1, 2023.

You will find below all the essential information to participate either in the treasure hunt "in the footsteps of Major Davel", or in the big party!

Commémoration Major Davel

Commemoration - August 1

Ihe 1st August will be special this year in Morrens. it is indeed at this time that the celebration of the Commemoration of the Tercentenary of the death of Major Davel will take place! The Arcana Association is pleased to organize it to immerse you in the world of the 17th century, in the world known to Major Davel.


11 a.m. worship, aperitif and alphorn concert (Morrens Church)

12 p.m. start of the festivities at the Orme with an 18th century camp, a re-enactment troupe, various games (inflatable castles, bowling, bar and catering


12:00 p.m. Apple games

1:00 p.m. Opening shots and presentation on the Swiss soldier serving abroad

2:00 p.m. Demonstration - conference

2:30 p.m. Introduction to the battles of the time

3:00 p.m. Apple games

4:00 p.m. Demonstration - conference

4:30 p.m. Introduction to the battles of the time

5:00 p.m. Apple games

6:00 p.m. Speech and salute of honor + treasure hunt draw “in the footsteps of Major Davel”

7 p.m. Traditional firefighter brooch(on reservation)

9 p.m. blaze 

10:30 p.m. big fireworks display

Important information

Date and hours:

- August 1, 2023

- The party will last from noon to midnight


- The magnificent Place de l'Orme in Morrens


Admission price:

Free !


Tl 54 Grande Salle stop, Morrens

P1 65 seats Route de Cugy 8A Grande salle de Morrens

P2 approx. 35 places Chemin de la Chatterie 1 Collège de la Marionnaz

The event area will be pedestrianized

Attention pedestrians, go around the bottleneck!


Restoration during the Commemoration

You won't be hungry, you can indeed enjoy pancakes, waffles, hot dogs and paninis at the food-truck from 12 noon until midnight.

You can also register using the form below to participate in the traditional August 1 brooch organized by the Amicale des Pompiers de Morrens. The service is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the price has been set at 10.- CHF! Places are limited, so do not hesitate to register now to reserve your places!

Inscription à la broche

Merci de votre inscription. À bientôt !

Jeu de Piste - MD

In the footsteps of Major Davel

treasure hunt

- By participating in the treasure hunt, you can try your luck to win one of the gift vouchers for Major Davel's restaurant in Morrens or a Swiss Museum Passport! We will be happy to redistribute2'000.- CHF gift randomly among the people who have validated their passage to the 9 stations of the treasure hunt. You can participate now and until August 1, 2023 at noon!

- This treasure hunt is organized by the Arcana Association in partnership with the Municipality of Morrens. This is why you will find information about the Arcana festival on this website.


- If you encounter any difficulties during your participation in the treasure hunt, you can contact us by e-mail at

How to participate ?

Nothing could be simpler: go in front of the castle of Morrens and that's where you will find the first post of this treasure hunt. You will then have to find the other 8 positions and validate them by following one of the following two ways:

QR method:You must provide us with your contact details using the form available for scanning.ant the QR code with your phone's camera. It will be necessary fill out the form at each of the 9 positions.

Card Method: Take a participation card available in the dispenser at Post 1. Indicate your details on the back then use the red clips to punch the card with the 9 different clips.

Once the card is completed, drop it in the Greffe de Morrens mailbox (located at the Château de Morrens)

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