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.
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.
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 Senses, filled with aromatic plants, flowers, herbs that you can touch, smell and taste.
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.
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.