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“Beautiful medieval town”
Review of Visite d'Yvoire

Visite d'Yvoire
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Yvoire
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Yvoire is lovely - cozy restaurants, nice little shops (though we went on a Sunday and quite a few weren't open) and, of course, just a wonderful place to walk. Parking is quite easy and inexpensive, but I'd advise visitors on weekends (and presumably this doesn't apply to the summer, when the place is literally overrun with tourists) to skip the free parking very close to the old town and pay the 2 euros that allows you to park all day in the lots you see as you approach the old town. Just an 8-10 minute walk into the town anyway.
Take a walk down to the waterside and enjoy looking at the various waterfowl. Restaurants can be impossibly crowded at lunch time, so either reserve or get there early. There is a lovely restaurant on the main walkway that serves fondue and other cheesey delights. Yvoire is a great way to spend a couple of hours just enjoying a stroll through a beautiful medieval town.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Yvoire is a charming village which has kept the quaint essence of it's origines. One visits Yvoire on foot (parking outside the walled village) to explore the narrow streets bordered by stone houses dating back to the middle ages. There is a typical Church with the "bulb" steeple and a magnificent castle on the edge of the lake. Plenty of good restaurants, a "garden of the five senses" to visit, ducks and swans to feed down on the edge of the water and the pleasant feeling that time has stood still. It is a fairy tale in winter with the snow flakes falling in the cobbled alleyways and a feeling of overwhelming peace and beauty. The tourist season is less comfortable though Yvoire retains it's initial charm.

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Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

I visited this village on a day trip from Geneva and I was glad I did. Beautifully cobbled streets and old looking medieval houses with the privately owned chateau d'Ivoire as its jewel, this village is a must of you are in the area. Very nice restaurants and coffee shops as well. It can get quite busy during tourist seasons so be wary.

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

In mid summer this little village is thronging with tourists and shops that cater to day trips. It's understandable, it's a really charming village on lovely Lac Leman. Parking on the south side of town and dock facilities are well managed and efficient. Even with lots of people in town, you can find peaceful places to enjoy the beauty around you.

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

A gorgeous little medieval village with heaps of restaurants and quaint shops. Great views of the lake. Worth a visit.

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