Yvoire is a small Medieval village of more than 700ans (the oldest buildings are from the XIIth century) on the shores of Leman Lake renowned for its beauty and age. It is rewarded every year in the competition of flowery cities and villages. It was an ancient key place of passage that allowed to monitor the crossing between the small and the great lake, and therefore also an important military site but over the decades it has lost its walls, its military and it yet apart from the glorious past that the two towers at the entrance of the village.

The Yvoire castle was restored and now dominates the village after many years being roofless due to the attack of the Bernois(350 years). It is currently inhabited by the Savoy family: Bouvier d’Yvoire. Unfortunately, it is private and therefore cannot be visited.

A botanical garden, the Garden of Five Senses is arranged for the benefit of tourists in the old garden of the castle. It was restored following the art of walled gardens of medieval castle which made it a “Remarquable Jardin de France”. Organized around a cloister plant, there are many medicinal and aromatic plants, fountains, an aviary, old roses and fruit trees. It extends over 2500m².

 

The village of Yvoire

The village of Yvoire

The village of Yvoire

The village of Yvoire

The village of Yvoire

The village of Yvoire

The small harbor

The small harbor

Contact

Tourist Office of Yvoire
Phone: +33 (0)4 50 72 80 21

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Opening dates

All year.

Access

Office de Tourisme d’Yvoire
3 Place de Mairie
74140 Yvoire
 
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