Once you’re in Geneva and have some free hours you should catch the opportunity and take a tour to Yvoire, France.
This colorful Yvoire village is more than *gasp* 700 years old. Regardless of all the fierce battles that had taken place here and the natural disasters it’d gone through, the village has nonchalantly preserved its historic appearance in the face of these testing conditions and time.
In this quiet village by the banks of Lake Geneva, you will find an ancient castle built by none other than Count Amadeus V of Savoy. You will have the chance to experience the long quiet walks down the cobbled streets, admire the sturdy yet elegant architecture and meet the charming villagers. All in all, the whole place is simply magical. No wonder Yvoire has been awarded its rightful place amongst the most beautiful villages in France. C’est vraiment assez beau!
Cross the Swiss border and immerse yourself in the picturesque charm of Yvoire, a beautiful French village, on an independent 5-hour tour from Geneva. Admire the rural scenery as you travel in a private vehicle to Yvoire to see why the village is considered one of France’s most enchanting. Spend some leisurely free time strolling quaint cobbled lanes in search of medieval castles, bespoke boutiques and stunning natural scenery. Conclude your tour with a tranquil steamboat cruise back to Geneva. Highlights Independent tour of Yvoire with private transport from Geneva See why Les Plus Beaux Villages de France named Yvoire one of the most beautiful villages in the country Visit sights such as Yvoire Castle and the Garden of Five Senses at your own pace Discover quaint cafes and artisan shops along Yvoire’s cobblestone lanes Take a steamer boat cruise for a beautiful panorama of Lake Geneva Hotel pickup and drop-off included What You Can Expect Discover Yvoire on your private tour Depart from your centrally located Geneva hotel in a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle and relax during the 40-minute drive into the heart of France’s picturesque Haute-Savoie region. On arrival in Yvoire, marvel at the perfectly-preserved beauty of a village considered one of France’s most beautiful by Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. Disembark and immediately set out to explore the resonant charm of the village; saunter down cobbled lanes thronged with stone buildings and flower-filled balconies and browse artisan boutiques for unique souvenirs. Delve into the rich history of the region at Yvoire Castle (Château d’Yvoire) and amble along the promenade flanking the shore of Lake Geneva on a serene stroll to Le Jardin des Cinq Sens (The Garden of Fiver Senses). Revitalize at a quaint café and sip an aromatic coffee as you watch locals go about their daily business. Pleasure you palate with an array of French specialties at a local restaurant, or sip a robust red wine in an ambient bar. Please note that all food and drink must be purchased at your own expense. At a pre-arranged time, head to the harbor and board a steamer boat destined for Geneva. Cruise the glittering surface of Lake Geneva and arrive back in Switzerland ready to be transported back to your hotel.
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