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Yvoire

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Yvoire - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie
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Yvoire

Both sentinel and Lake Geneva jewel Yvoire combines the strength of its medieval heritage the good life of a lakeside city.

This is its strategic location in Lake Geneva prompting Amédée V the Great, Count of Savoy, to fortify the village in 1306, in the heart of the Dauphiné-Savoie conflict; he built the castle on an ancient fortress and surrounding village ramparts. Castle, doors, walls, houses and moat are still present to testify of that time.

For a long time, Yvoire return to anonymity and stronghold proud become a humble village of farmers and fishermen.

The fifties mark the beginning of a new era: that of tourism and flowers. Yvoire receive its first flowering national awards in 1959 and the awards will follow over the years.

In 2002, the village has represented France at the European Competition Bloom and got the International Trophy Landscapers and horticulturists.

Yvoire, part of the prestigious association of the most beautiful villages in France, receives many visitors on sunny days, but also receives the confidential visit for lovers of off-season when the winter wind sing the old walls and the frost lakeshore.

Things to see and do

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Information points
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Monuments
Performance halls

Events and festivities

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Port of Yvoire (© Jean Espirat)
Port of Yvoire (© Jean Espirat)
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Remains of the old eastern rampart (© Jean Espirat)
Remains of the old eastern rampart (© Jean Espirat)
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Porte de Nernier, seen from the inside of the village (© Jean Espirat)
Porte de Nernier, seen from the inside of the village (© Jean Espirat)
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The castle of Yvoire (© Jean Espirat)
The castle of Yvoire (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama from the port (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama from the port (© Jean Espirat)
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Yvoire in autumn
Yvoire in autumn
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Rest of the old west rampart (© Jean Espirat)
Rest of the old west rampart (© Jean Espirat)
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A flowery street (© Jean Espirat)
A flowery street (© Jean Espirat)
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Location of the old eastern rampart (© Jean Espirat)
Location of the old eastern rampart (© Jean Espirat)
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Yvoire Castle from Fishermen's Harbor
Yvoire Castle from Fishermen's Harbor
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Yvoire, medieval village
Yvoire, medieval village
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Old door of Nernier, seen from the outside (© Jean Espirat)
Old door of Nernier, seen from the outside (© Jean Espirat)
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Porte de Rovorée, seen from the outside (© Jean Espirat)
Porte de Rovorée, seen from the outside (© Jean Espirat)
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Saint-Pancrace Church (© Jean Espirat)
Saint-Pancrace Church (© Jean Espirat)
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Nave of the Saint-Pancrace church (© Jean Espirat)
Nave of the Saint-Pancrace church (© Jean Espirat)
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View of the fishermen's port, Pointe de Rovorée
View of the fishermen's port, Pointe de Rovorée
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Yvoire Street
Yvoire Street
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Flowered balcony
Flowered balcony
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Garden of the Five Senses
Garden of the Five Senses
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Garden of the Five Senses - A Flower of the Garden of the View
Garden of the Five Senses - A Flower of the Garden of the View
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Jardin des Cinq Sens - A flower from the garden of Odorat
Jardin des Cinq Sens - A flower from the garden of Odorat
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View of the castle, with a carpet of fragrant white roses in the foreground
View of the castle, with a carpet of fragrant white roses in the foreground
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The port
The port
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The commune
The commune
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The town hall
The town hall
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The commune
The commune
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The castle
The castle
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Saint-Pancrace Church
Saint-Pancrace Church
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Saint-Pancrace Church
Saint-Pancrace Church
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The Foué, electro-solar boat cruise
The Foué, electro-solar boat cruise
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The Foué, electro-solar boat cruise
The Foué, electro-solar boat cruise
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View of the castle (© Jardin des 5 sens)
View of the castle (© Jardin des 5 sens)
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Fisherman's Harbor - Yvoire
Fisherman's Harbor - Yvoire
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Saint-Pancrace Church of Yvoire
Saint-Pancrace Church of Yvoire
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Saint-Pancrace Church of Yvoire
Saint-Pancrace Church of Yvoire
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Gate of Rovorée (© OTI Destination Léman)
Gate of Rovorée (© OTI Destination Léman)
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House of History from the outside
House of History from the outside
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Veggetti Trail (© Destination Léman)
Veggetti Trail (© Destination Léman)
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Sliding activities (© Easy2ride)
Sliding activities (© Easy2ride)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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