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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Mariam Al (2 years ago)
Really loved this place, Highly recommended, there are shops and different restaurants and cafes. Parking is available. There no place like Yvoire.
Laurent Barret (2 years ago)
Love this village. The medieval part is amazing and all the stores are quaint.
Frank Buchmueller (2 years ago)
Unfortunately the little village has lost all of it's character and charme over the last 20 years. Has changed to a tiny tourist hot-spot where selling souvenirs has become the main attraction.
Vanessa Trigoso (2 years ago)
Love this place! Little bit full but for the season... was summer
Paul Fisher (2 years ago)
A lovely village next to Lake Geneva. Some good places to eat out as well.
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