We caught the scheduled ferry boat from Nyon to Yvoire for a leisure day-trip,  a romantic medieval town in Haute Savoie on the French side of Lac Leman.

Yvoire is a small, picturesque medieval village on the shores of Lac Leman in France. It is an adorable tiny gem, its main attraction is the old town with narrow alleys and flower-decorated balconies, there are quite a number of restaurants and cafes as well as small boutiques and gift shops to browse.  The small history museum and the wonderful Five Senses Garden are the real formal sights in this pleasant little town.

Yvoire is a great destination when traveling with kids for cars are not allowed so this allows children to freely and safely roam the streets and numerous sweet, crepes, and ice cream stands all appeal to young kids. We had a very casual relaxed afternoon with kids while strolling around this car-less town.

Known as a modest fishing village in the beginning of the century, Yvoire is now ranked as one of the International Laureates of Floral Decorations, and is a member of the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages of France.

New York born, Taiwan raised, married Swiss, addicted to travel, love the change of boundaries, cant live without bubble, lover of food n wine, helping dad to run a lock company, passion in art n culture, recently picked up photography and blogging, raising two girls, balancing a busy life, juggling with different chores, writing my book and living my life!

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