The medieval bourg, ideally situated on the expanse separating the “little lake” from the “great lake”, still possesses some of the essential elemants of the fortifications of the 14th century: the castle, doors, ramparts….
Known as a modest fishing village in the beginning of the century, Yvoire is now ranked as one of the International Laureates of Floral Decorations, and is a member of the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages of France. This medieval city celebrated its 700 years in 2006.
The Garden of Senses⭐
Built in 1306, Yvoire castle is the target of all photography-lovers of Yvoire. When under construction in the 14th century, the military dungeon was used to watch the navigation and control the road the linked Geneva to the high valley of the Rhône and to Italy. Today, the majestic shape of the Yvoire castle is still standing as a sentinel on lake Geneva.