Description: Yvoire is one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (the most beautiful villages in France) and is worth a detour for its lovely setting on the lakeside. Within the medieval ramparts is hidden a unique treasure of narrow alleyways and streets, with balconies bedecked with flowers.

Location: On a promontory on the southern shores of Lac Léman between Geneva and Evian-les-Bains.


For children: This is not a children’s paradise and will most likely be viewed as yet another village! However they may be persuaded to accompany you on a visit to the ‘Garden of the Five Senses’ in the grounds of the town’s 14th century chateau. Here a couple of skilfully designed quiz sheets have been produced to keep children entertained as you wander the recently restored ancient potager (kitchen garden) and orchards.


Here’s more information to make the most of your visit to the Alps: