Yvoire’s stone houses with wooden balconies and its narrow streets decked with wisteria and geraniums are just two of the reasons that have earned it the name of "pearl of Lake Geneva" (Lac Léman in French). The village was once a fishing and boatmen’s port overlooked by a square keep which today is one of the relics of Yvoire’s medieval past. In 2006, Yvoire celebrated the 700th anniversary of its fortifications that were built by Amédée V the Great, Count of Savoy.
Must-sees and must-dos
- The Garden of the Five Senses
- Maison de l’Histoire (a fun, educational way to discover the history of Yvoire)
- A guided tour of the village