Yvoire – a medieval city

Known as a modest fishing village in the beginning of the century, Yvoire has over 700 years of history that still possesses some of the essential elements of the fortifications from the 14th Century.

Upon recommendations from our Singaporean friends who raved how pretty Yvoire is, we decided to go see for ourselves.  Well, any excuse to travel even if it’s a boat-ride away.  So, a short ferry-ride from Nyon and some 20 minutes later, we were whisked into the charming city of Yvoire in France.  I kinda like that Geneva is so close by to most parts of Europe which makes traveling an ease.

As the boat drew close to Yvoire, I was in awe of the beauty that the medieval city held.  Did a little research thereafter and discovered that Yvoire is a member of the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages of France.  Not hard to see why.

We covered the city on foot and was done with the exploring after 1.5hours.  The place ain’t big but there were many little shops lined along the small lanes making it a pleasant distraction for yours truly as we mixed sightseeing with pleasure.  We came full circle, so we sat by the pier, enjoyed our lunch leisurely with a lovely bottle of Rose Wine while taking in the clear-blue skies and the warm sunshine kissing our skins.

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.

Eleanora Duse

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