One of the most beautiful villages in France
Yvoire in Haute-Savoie
Close to Switzerland, Yvoire is an old fishing village located 20 km from Thonon les Bains (Haute-Savoie) and Geneva, and 25 km from Annemasse (Haute-Savoie). A medieval village on the shores of Lake Geneva, Yvoire celebrated its 700th anniversary in 2006 and is a member of the Plus Beaux Villages de France (Most Beautiful Villages in France) Association, as well as Villages Fleuris (villages in bloom) (with a score of 4 fleurs).
Extremely well served by Lake Geneva General Navigation Company boats, this little village harbours marvellous vestiges of its medieval era: a remarkable castle open to visitors, complete with gates and ramparts...
From the restaurant, you can admire the inspirational Jardin des Cinq Sens (Garden of 5 senses), which will transport you to the poetic universe of the labyrinths of the Middle Ages. Several intimate gardens with evocative names will awaken the senses and inspire discovery. The Garden of Tastes, Garden of Scents, the Medicinal Herbs Cloister, Alpine Prairie...
Yvoire’s tourist office will advise you where to visit as well as other delights to discover in our beautiful floral village.
The Jardins du Léman