Yvoire

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Yvoire
The medieval gate
The medieval gate
Coat of arms of Yvoire
Coat of arms
Location of Yvoire
Yvoire is located in France
Yvoire
Yvoire
Yvoire is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Yvoire
Yvoire
Coordinates: 46°22′13″N 6°19′34″E / 46.370279°N 6.326153°E / 46.370279; 6.326153Coordinates: 46°22′13″N 6°19′34″E / 46.370279°N 6.326153°E / 46.370279; 6.326153
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
ArrondissementThonon-les-Bains
CantonSciez
IntercommunalityThonon Agglomération
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-François Kung
Area
1
3.12 km2 (1.20 sq mi)
Population
(2015)2
953
 • Density310/km2 (790/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Yvoiriens - Yvoiriennes
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
74315 /74140
Elevation372–441 m (1,220–1,447 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Yvoire is a small medieval town in the department of Haute-Savoie, in the southeastern French region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Geography[edit]

Located at the tip of the Leman peninsula (presqu'île de Léman), Yvoire delimits the two main parts of Lake Geneva, the "petit lac" and the "grand lac".

Features[edit]

The town is well known for its medieval buildings and summer floral displays, as well as the Jardin des Cinq Sens, a garden in the center of the town. It is called one of the "most beautiful villages of France".

Château d’Yvoire on Lake Geneva

History[edit]

The town was fortified by Amadeus V in the 14th century. It soon gained a strategic military importance and the inhabitants were given tax privileges.

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