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Yvoire: photo description (Yvoire)

At the beginning of this century, the municipality of Yvoire celebrated the 700th anniversary, though the first settlements in the area existed even in the Roman era. Currently, the coast is on the list of beautiful villages in France, besides, it can be called one of the most flourishing in the country. The village is always beautifully decorated with flowers and several times won national competitions for floral design.

The main population of the commune consists of only seven hundred people, the main occupation of which is the welcome of tourists and the production of Souvenirs in the traditions of local artisans. In addition, the coast is a port on lake Geneva. The village is situated in the Northern part of the Haute Savoie, on the Leman Peninsula, which divides lake Geneva two parts - Big and Small. The city is located about the same distance as from the Swiss Geneva and in the French resort of évian-Les-Bains.

The oldest surviving buildings in the coast was built in the XII century. In the fourteenth century it was added to the fortifications built by order of Duke Amadeus of Savoy Fifth. The city as a strategically important facility will be granted the privileges, however, and the troubles it is also not passed - in the XVI century it was destroyed and set on fire. The city of'ivoire wanted to recover, but the significance of it for the military Affairs was not so high, so reconstruction was abandoned, and the city became a small fishing village.

The "second birth" of the village, as a tourist town, occurred after the Second world war. Guests began to arrive here to see preserved historical buildings. Among them - the Church of St. Pankrat XI century to the latest innovations of the mid-nineteenth century, partially destroyed the castle and the adjacent "Garden of five senses". This Park in its present form was created at the end of the last century, each part of it symbolizes one of the senses - sight, hearing, etc., and together they are artfully woven maze. The remains of the former city fortifications present fragments of the Geneva gate and gate Thonon. And of course, the status of the main local attractions itself has the Geneva lake is the largest in the Alps.