Village de Yvoire
Another charming lake
The medieval village of Yvoire is located further afield on the shores of Lake Geneva, about an hour and a half from Camping La Ravoire. This village is known as one of the most beautiful villages in France with its flower displays and is nicknamed the ‘Gem of the lake’ (Geneva). Here you can find an impressive 14th Century castle and the ‘Garden of the Five senses’.
A medieval village with the label of the "Most Beautiful Villages of France", Yvoire is a pleasant place to stroll and stroll, between the shops in its cobbled streets and the waterfront where white swans and cruise ships await. Guided tours of the medieval village allow you to learn more about the history of Yvoire and its strategic position on Lake Geneva. The Garden of the Five Senses is inspired by this medieval past to offer resourcing landscaped spaces, between plant labyrinths, priest's gardens and rose gardens. The Maison de l'Histoire houses many documents that shed light on Yvoire's past. In the medieval streets, handicraft shops alternate with art galleries. Lace-making, basket-making, crystal-making, hat-making, woodworking, designer groups, jewellery, regional products or pottery, many workshops open their doors to you and those of their shop. On the port await you the cruise ships of the Compagnie Générale de Navigation, including Belle Époque steam-powered models that offer you the opportunity to sail to Geneva for a meal. With its shuttle service, the company takes you across the lake to the Swiss city of Nyon in just 20 minutes. From April to October, the port of Yvoire also welcomes the solar shuttle Le Foué which invites you to embark on commented cruises around Yvoire. It also takes you to the estates of Rovorée and La Châtaignière for a pleasant afternoon with your family.