I’m currently in the process of moving my photo library from iPhoto to Lightroom and came across some old pictures from a trip to Yvoire, an incredibly well preserved medieval town sitting on the shores of Lake Geneva. While it is a town that basically lives off the tourism industry it still maintains a fantastic charm. Just 30 minutes drive from Geneva it’s a great day trip for anybody in the area, and certainly provides a pretty unique experience!
It has a very cool castle which is great for photos, although unfortunately it’s a private residence so you cannot visit inside. It’s also very colourful in the summer as the locals make a big effort with flower baskets decorating almost every corner you can find!
Being right next to the lake it has a small harbour and lakeside promenade that you can stroll along while listening to the soft sound of water lapping up against the shore. I was particularly fond of this boat, positioned perfectly for a great photo opportunity! I like to imagine it belongs to a local fisherman who has been fishing for years catching the local favourite – Perch – before it’s served up in one of the many restaurants around the town.
If you are in the area I would really recommend a short trip to Yvoire. Half a day would be sufficient, perhaps over lunch so you can sample the fresh Perch which is delicious!
Have you been to Yvoire? Visiting the Lake Geneva region and looking for some tips? Please feel free to comment below!