Yvoire - Evian-les-Bains

Price: 43.00 EUR
Countries: France, Switzerland
Route: Geneva - Yvoire - Evian-les-Bains - Geneva
Duration: 5 h
Our first stop in this tour will be at on the edge of the Lake Geneva in medieval town of Yvoire. Ramparts, fortified gates and the 14th-century castle keep protect the charming flower-bedecked streets. Inspired by the poetic atmosphere of the labyrinths of the Middle Ages, several intimate gardens with evocative names invite to the awakening of the senses and discovery: Garden of Taste, garden of the Odorate, cloister of medicinal plants, alpine meadow. In the ancient vegetable garden of the castle, the Cinq Sens garden is a wonderful plant maze. This is its strategic location in Lake Geneva prompting Amédée V the Great, Count of Savoy, to fortify the village in 1306, in the heart of the Dauphiné-Savoie conflict; he built the castle on an ancient fortress and surrounding village ramparts. Castle, doors, walls, houses and moat are still present to testify of that time. For a long time, Yvoire return to anonymity and stronghold proud become a humble village of farmers and fishermen. Yvoire, part of the prestigious association of the most beautiful villages in France.Next our stop will be at Evian-les-Bains which located in the north of Haute-Savoie, with the dramatic Alps on one side and the gentle waters of Lake Geneva on the other, the elegant town of Evian is world-renowned. Resembling a natural amphitheatre rising high above the lake, Evian's visitors soak up the truly stunning surroundings on the one hand, and the town's grandiose past on the other. Evian offers something to suit all tastes. It's a year-round destination where visitors come for many reasons: sport, leisure, culture, fitness, well-being and business. During our visit to Evian-les-Bains you will see the Church "Notre Dame de l'Assomption", Church street, Market square ( now Place Charles de Gaulle), old castle of the counts of Savoy (on the site of the current hôtel de France), médieval hospital, Cachat pump room, the funicular railway, the Fonbonne castle, the Palais Lumière, the villa Lumière (current town hall), theater and Casino. After free time we will return to Geneva.
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