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Wanderful medieval city

Visiting the medieval town of Yvoire is a fabulous experience. The mere fact of wandering about its... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
its increíble how weel kept

its the second time I go, I was still amazed, such a beatifull medieval town, many good... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paris, France
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Place de la Mairie, 74140 Yvoire, France
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

Many boats stop first in Nernier before they go to Yvoire. Nernier is the little sister of Yvoire, as beautiful, yet smaller, and less tourists. If you happen to get to Nernier first, get out there and take the walk through the woods to Yvoire...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

We took the train from Lausanne to Nyon and then the ferry from Nyon. It was a beautiful day so we enjoyed the boat ride. We walked around the Medieval city and took some pictures and looked in a few shops and then left in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting the medieval town of Yvoire is a fabulous experience. The mere fact of wandering about its narrow pedestrian streets with their cobblestone pavements, looking at the beautiful old houses on both sides with their artistic windows and balconies most of them adorned with nice...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

its the second time I go, I was still amazed, such a beatifull medieval town, many good restaurants. you may arrive by boat, you feel you enter another era. very well kept, people very nice!

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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Yvoire is a small city. The city center is still enclosed within the medieval walls. The castle is also small but the view is magnificent. It is a must see but all the shops selling anything from soap to fake antics are a bit annoying.

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

You can go to Yvoire by boat from Geneva or from Nyon in Switzerland. Really beautiful place with many art galleries, shops, restaurants. Castle is private and closed for visitors, but there is an interesting garden of five senses with a shop. Just be aware...More

Thank Pichalv
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We crossed by ferry near Nyons to the medieval town od d'Yvoire. Delightful. There were flowers everywhere from windows and baskets, and the buildings were well preserved. The restaurant we had a bite at was very basic. But there were many lovely restaurants and the...More

Thank Southerncrosses
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

The city looks nice, but the place is completely overrated. You don't walk much near the lake and it feels like it is a place for tourists and that's it. Nothing authentic about it. There are much more things to do in a city like...More

Thank myelessar
Reviewed September 17, 2018

lovely little place to discover at every corner, better to arrive in the morning to avoid the tourists hoardes...and they provide a wifi, bravo!

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Reviewed September 12, 2018

Yvoire is a medevial Village on the French side of Lake Geneva.An hour and a bit by boat from Geneva, or by car.Mostly restaurants and eateries and artisanal chart shops.Ideal for spring/summer visit. Well worth a day trip. And eat filet de perch, small fish...More

Thank Suemillard497
Reviewed September 12, 2018

After a boatride on Lake Geneva, we spent time in Yvoire, France, a charming medieval village. Lots of flowers. Lots of shops and places to eat. Had crepes at a local stand that were delicious. The gelato is pretty good too.

Thank WestchesterP2
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Yvoire is a well-preserved medieval village that nestles on a promontory that rises steeply from Lake Geneva. Although it is in France, it is a popular destination for visitors from Geneva who often combine it with a visit to Nyon on the Swiss side. You...More

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Kavita V
July 14, 2016|
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Response from Matt L | Reviewed this property |
That's not easy! There isn't a rail link to Yvoire and even if there were Yvoire is in France and I am not sure your Swiss Rail Pass would work. You could use your pass to get to Nyon and then boat across. The boats... More
June 18, 2016|
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Response from Tony Z | Reviewed this property |
Skip Yvoire; it is a T-trap. Use the time to explore the Alps or route d' Napoleon on the way to Paris.