Discovery of the medieval village of Yvoire in Haute Savoie
On the shores of Lake Geneva : Yvoire, an incredible medieval village in bloom to visit in Haute-Savoie during a stay
Classified among the most beautiful villages of France, the village of Yvoire is a must to visit. Rich of 700 years of history, with its ramparts, its fortified gates but also its sumptuous 14th century castle.
What to see in Yvoire ?
The team at The Originals Annecy Airport offers you its guide of things to see and do in the medieval village of Yvoire. Located about 1 hour by car from Yvoire, our hotel offers comfortable rooms to organize your tourist stay in complete peace.
The Castle of Yvoire
Originally a military dungeon, this sublime castle built in 1306 stands facing Lake Geneva. Unfortunately not open to visitors, this castle remains nevertheless very popular with photographers, amateur or professional, because of its incredible view.
It represents an ideal setting to relax and admire the sunrise, a timeless moment for all lovers of sublime landscapes.
The Garden of the 5 Senses
For a quiet and relaxing getaway, we recommend a visit to the Garden of the 5 Senses, a sublime garden to awaken your senses in the heart of the village.
Located in the center of the village, you will be amazed by this little corner of paradise. Inspired by the medieval gardens which represented at the time a source of pleasure but also of strolls, these gardens were also spaces to feed and look after oneself with the plants.
During your walk, meet the gardeners and discover their botanical knowledge.
Composed of various lilies, roses and columbines, this garden has the particularity of awakening all your senses and provides a feeling of calm and appeasement for its visitors.
Shopping in Yvoire
It is during the summer period that the village is the most animated. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to discover beautiful local craft stores as well as restaurants where you can have a gourmet break.
As for shopping, you will be able to discover many traditional Savoy potteries. Also, each year, four art galleries offer artistic works. Among them, the Equinoxe gallery which exhibits the works of a collective of artists; nice stores and restaurants to enjoy your day.