Yvoire Medieval Town

Yvoire, France

Located on the French shore of Lake Geneva, between Geneva and Evian, the village of Yvoire is nicknamed the “gem of the lake”. The town is well known for its medieval buildings and summer floral displays, as well as the Jardin des Cinq Sens, a garden in the center of the town. It called one of the 'most beautiful villages of France'. Many buildings date from the early 14th century.

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Grande Rue, Yvoire, France
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Historic city squares, old towns and villages in France

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Paiboon A. (2 years ago)
beautiful medieval village. worth a visit. recommend.
Josef H (2 years ago)
Beautiful place
Renaud Calle (3 years ago)
The village is nice, the entrance for the garden is too expensive I think. And, generally the village is really crowded! You can park easily.
Sarah Naqvi (3 years ago)
Small but well maintained medival town 20-25mins away from Nyon, Switzerland by boat ride through lake Geneva. Nice to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, many places to have lunch and enjoy dessert later.
Khloud Ghafouri (3 years ago)
Lovely village to spend a day . Take a boat from geneva for an hour.
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