The Medieval Town of Yvoire, France

Discovering Yvoire

I was out and about in a little Town called Nyon on Lake Geneva, when I discovered that I could take a ferry over to the Medieval town of Yvoire over on the French side of the Lake.

The Ferry from Nyon to Yvoire

The Ferry from Nyon to Yvoire

The Ferry

The Ferry

Yvoire is one of France’s most beautiful villages, only 28km from the main city of Geneva, which you can travel by car in around 40 minutes, or by Ferry from Nyon in about 20 minutes.

Arriving in Yvoire on the Ferry

Arriving in Yvoire on the Ferry

The Old Medieval Chateau

The Old Medieval Chateau

This old walled fishing port dates back to the 14th century and has amazing views over Lake Léman (Lake Geneva).  Here you’ll also find the Medieval castle with its kitchen garden, which has been restored and transformed into The Garden of Five Sensesfilled with aromatic plants, flowers, herbs that you can touch, smell and taste.

The Chateau and Garden of Five Senses

The Chateau and Garden of Five Senses

Looking down to the Lake

Looking down to the Lake

Walking around this quaint Medieval Village takes you back in time as it’s not changed that much.  The array of beautiful little shops is a tourist’s dream with its antique shops, ice cream parlours, and restaurants and bars which look out over the lake.

Restaurant looking out to the Lake

Restaurant looking out to the Lake

Beautiful shop exterior

Beautiful shop exterior

Walking around the quaint shops

Walking around the quaint shops

Walking around the quaint shops

Walking around the quaint shops

The Main Street

The Main Street

Beautiful Home Furnishings

Beautiful Home Furnishings

Furniture and Furnishings

Furniture and Furnishings

A Stall with very large rounds of Pate!

A Stall with very large rounds of Pate!

Whales Tails, A sculpture in the gardens of a Restaurant

Whales Tails, A sculpture in the gardens of a Restaurant

Flower-filled boxes

Flower-filled boxes

The Harbour at Yvoire

The Harbour at Yvoire

The Harbour

The Harbour

The Harbour at Yvoire

The Harbour at Yvoire

Looking out over the Lake

Looking out over the Lake

Yvoire, the Village of Flowers

Yvoire, the Village of Flowers

 

Tips for Visiting Yvoire

  • Yvoire is on the French side of Lake Geneva, 22 kilometres from Geneva and 25 km from Evian.

  • Yvoire can best be reached by ferry from Nyon, it only takes around 20 minutes on the Ferry and costs CF26, or about £16.00 return.

  • Regular train services operate to nearby Thonon and you can also get the bus from Thonon and Douvaine, from where you can catch a taxi to Yvoire.

Author: Debbie

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