The village is not large, a few small streets paved with woolen stones among houses covered with flowers and vines. But there are still huge gates, ditches, castles, and so on. All are built of stone, historical evidence of the small village but once held an important political and economic position in the Haute Savoie region for several centuries.
This small village contains wonderful vestiges of the medieval period. There is a massive castle for visitors to visit, with a system of gates and ramparts just as impressive as the castle.
Equally attractive is the central square, which is lined with trees, flowers, and public fountains. Locals and tourists sit and relax and chat, surrounded by bustling shops and restaurants.
In 2002, as one of the four most beautiful flower-growing villages in France, Yvoire represented France at the pan-European competition and received the International Trophy for Landscape and Horticulture.
In Yvoire, perhaps the filet perch and hunting season specialties such as mallard or goat are the most enjoyed by diners. If you don’t have time for a full French meal, you can visit a small restaurant to enjoy crêpes.
Yvoire, as an honorary member of the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages in France, attracts a lot of visitors on sunny days. However, in winter, the village has its own charm as the easterly winds blow through the old city walls and frosty lakeshore.
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