Favorite thing: Lake Geneva (rarely Leman Lake, in french: Lac Léman or Lac de Genève) is the second largest freshwater lake in central Europe (after Lake Balaton), divided between 2/5 France (Haute-Savoie) and 3/5 Switzerland (cantons of Vaud, Geneva, and Valais).
Favorite thing: The castle, which was built between 1306 and 1311, was protected with a moat, high walls and a drawbridge. The castle has been occupied by a local family, the Bouviers, since 1655. So it is not open to the public.
Favorite thing: When Count Amadeus built the town, he also built himself the castle, which sits on a chunk of land that juts out into the lake. Even from afar, its silhouette stands out from the rest of the geography. It's the first part of the village seen by boat.
Favorite thing: The onion-shaped dome is in the style of the Savoy and Piedmont religious architecture of the late 19th century. The steeple was originally covered in tin, but was replaced in 1989 because it got so rusted that people didn't care to look at it. Today you will notice it for sure and you'll stay wondering for some time.
Favorite thing: Swans and ducks don't afraid being very close to people, so if you have some bread with you, be sure you will take good pictures :-)
Favorite thing: It's truth that Yvoire has a particular aura of romance and serenity. There are many gardens and parks, many benchs to have a rest. This is ideal place for Xavier :-)
Favorite thing: Xavier isn't such passionate traveller like me and he's not the kind of people who like to walk much. So i found him something to do during our walk in Yvoire - he was my model :-)
Favorite thing: The effort, which began in the 1950s to revive the town, helped Yvoire win first prize for France's best-kept village in 1959.
Favorite thing: In Yvoire you pay more attention to its nice flowers. At the height of summer, rich foliage seems to flow from the stone houses.
Favorite thing: Inside the church, enjoy wonderful stained-glass windows. I liked this one above the door. Smiling figure, surrounded by fish, birds and a boat. It's a surrounding landscape, right?
Favorite thing: The shimmering steeple of St. Pancras church peeks out over the town. The steeple, built in 1854, is covered in stainless steel and gold leaf and seems to vibrate when seen under intense sunlight.
Favorite thing: Yvoire is a medieval village built on a promontory on the Lake of Geneva. In the Middle Ages, this situation made it the "sentinel" of the lake. Ramparts and castle built in the 14th Century.
Place de la Mairie, Yvoire, Yvoire, 74140, France
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Yvoire, 74140, France
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