Take a romantic day trip to the medieval village of Yvoire. Learn about Yvoire’s castle and ramparts. Return by paddle steamer across the lake.
Yvoire Day Trip from Geneva
Geneva – Yvoire – Belle Epoque – Geneva
Board one of our comfortable coaches, then drive along Lake Geneva to the fortified village of Yvoire.
Built in 1036, Yvoire’s castle is the target of all photography-lovers of Yvoire. The military dungeon built in the 14th century was used to control the road that linked Geneva to the high valley of the Rhône, and to Italy.
Spend some free time and enjoy the atmosphere of this unique place. Regarded as one of the most beautiful villages of France, medieval Yvoire is situated right beside Leman Lake. Sample one of the local specialties – a fish dish called filet de perche – in front of the magnificent Lake.
For the return trip to Geneva, we’ll cross the lake aboard the paddle steamer Belle Epoque. You may opt to stay on in Yvoire for a longer period of time, then return by paddle steamer at a later boarding time.
More info about Geneva:
Geneva is a small city in Switzerland, but with lots to offer. Sitting on the southern tip of Geneva Lake, it is a home to UN’s headquarters and many agencies, such as the Red Cross, which makes it a global center of diplomatic and humanitarian activity.
More info about Switzerland:
Destination Switzerland Switzerland is famous for its breathtaking mountain landscapes and scenic lakes dotted with picturesque villages that can host a story of a fairytale without much trouble. Production of chocolate, cheese and watches is something Swiss are very proud of and they became synonyms with quality in those industries.