26 Culture Yvoire, Medieval Lakeside Village and Garden of Five Senses®
Taking its inspiration from the Middle Ages, this garden elaborates the theme of the five senses in the maze and in the various green spaces. You are invited to smell, touch, contemplate, listen, and sometimes to taste!
From time immemorial, gardens have symbolized Paradise Lost. . .medicinal and aromatic herbs, fruit trees, vintage rose bushes, aviaries and fountains line a pathway where a collection of 1300 varieties of plants changes with the seasons.
As you round a bend in the pathway, you may meet one of our gardeners. With great passion and a deep respect for nature they take care of this plant kingdom nestled in the heart of a medieval village classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. You will share the gardeners’ motto, which is also that of the Bouvier d’Yvoire family, who created the garden: Festina lente, or “Make haste slowly”. A stroll that will enchant young and old, a journey of initiation to discover and understand the world of plants :
- 1300 plant varieties identified
- self-guided tour with descriptive map
- funny quiz for children
Discover the garden with your five senses !
Located in the centre of Yvoire village
By car: motorway A40, exit Annemasse (28 km) or exit Findrol (25 km) Bus parking in 300 m distance.
By train: railway stations Thonon, Annemasse, or Geneva (TGV stop)
By plane: Geneva airport
Regular CGN boat services leaving from Geneva, Nyon, Thonon, Evian, and Lausanne
7 € Children (6-18)
31 € Family Pass (2 adults and 2 children)
3,50 € extra child
8,50 € Student (-26 years old)
8,50 € Handicapped or attendant
One year season ticket 16€
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We speak French and English
Our documentation exists in many languages (F, GB, D, E, I, NL, P, PL, J, R, S)
Description of services and / or proposed infrastructure
The picturesque village offers a great choice of hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops offering craftsman products and souvenirs.
Video presentation in French and English
English quizz for children