Yvoire Travel Guide

Combining a visit to the enchanting Geneva with a pleasant stroll in one of the most beautiful villages in France, such as Yvoire? Believe me, it would be more than just an enjoyable experience. Here, enters into the scene, a medieval town, extraordinarily picturesque and beautiful, which lasts from the early 14th century (700 years of history) – named YVOIRE, the priceless gem of Lake Geneva.

From Geneva up to Yvoire are approximately 30 km, by car or by train and boat. Afterwards, voilà! Right in front of your eyes you’ll capture the classic beauty of a small medieval town which seems to have been left as it was centuries ago. It’s fantastic!

If you’re coming in Yvoire in a late spring or summer, you will enjoy sunny days, cobblestone streets with all sorts of chic shops, restaurants, souvenirs and little colorful houses decorated with fragrant flowers, and last but not least, the outstanding landscape of Lake Geneva and the mountains that surround it, plus the imposing Chateau d’Yvoire standing glorious on the lake.

Can you imagine the amazing photos that you gonna do? Personally, I am extremely excited when I get the chance to admire and take pictures of a friendly landscape in which water, mountains and an impetuous castle conspire together. They make the difference between an ordinary picture and a picture that has a story behind it.

Going back on track, Yvoire is a pedestrian friendly village (small but appealing), so you can walk freely and enjoy everything she shows you. Walking down to the marina and taking advantage of the priceless Lake Geneva views it’s something you should definitely not miss! Did you know that on a sunny day you’ll be able to see across the lake both Geneva and Lausanne? The little boats and yachts anchored and those colorful flowers sprinkled along the shore will help you take some pretty cool shots! 🙂

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A former 14th century dungeon, now omnipresent on all postcards – the Yvoire Castle, is probably the most photographed landmarks in Yvoire. Proudly, the castle quickly caches the attention of photographers, who remain astonished by its beautiful contrasts with the blue lake that surrounds it and the Alps behind. At the bottom of the castle you will see ramparts and gates, classified as a “Historical Monument”, being the fortifications of the medieval village used to defend the city.




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