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Camping to explore the lakeside village of Yvoire



On the shores of Lake Geneva, Yvoire is located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of Haute-Savoie. This charming village has been awarded the "ville fleurie" (town in bloom) label, as well as the Plus beaux villages de France (most beautiful villages in France) award and the Grand prix national du fleurissement (national flower award). Yvoire is a lakeside town with a rich medieval heritage, and a marvel of Lake Geneva to explore on a camping holiday.

Campsites around Yvoire in Haute-Savoie

As you can see, there are no campsites in Yvoire itself. There are 18 campsites close to Yvoire where you can discover the village during your holiday in complete peace and quiet. Here is our selection:

The Saint-Disdille *** campsite in Thonon-les-Bains is located 22 km from the village of Yvoire. Set in a huge wooded park, 200 m from the beach and Lake Geneva, the campsite has 120 accommodation units on a total of 530 pitches. Ideal for family holidays, you'll find entertainment, a mini-club, a restaurant and a mini-market.

Le Châtelet *** campsite in Sciez is just 9 km from the town of Yvoire and 300 m from the lake, where you can swim and enjoy all the water sports on offer. On-site facilities include a gym and fitness classes. Petanque, table tennis and basketball are also available.

Also in Thonon-les-Bains, the La Dranse *** campsite is 300 m from the magnificent Delta de la Dranse nature reserve. In addition to sports such as basketball, volleyball, table tennis, etc., the campsite offers lively dance evenings in season, shows, entertainment and a mini club. A terminal for motorhomes is available on site.

Yvoire and its treasures

It was the Count of Savoy, Amédée V, who had a fortress built at the beginning of the 14th century, of which some remarkable ruins remain today, including the ramparts and the castle, the profile of which has not been seen on the lakeshore for over 700 years, much to the delight of photographers. It is now a private residence that cannot be visited.image

- Yvoire Castle
- Yvoire Castle© ©iStock

- The ruined fortifications
- The ruined fortifications © ©iStock


Listed as a Historic Monument, Saint-Pancrace church was built in the 13th century and has undergone a number of modifications, including a bulbous bell tower that was installed in 1856, restored in 1983 and then covered in steel in 1989. In 2012, the interior of the church was completely refurbished.

- Restored Saint-Pancrace church with its bulbous bell tower
- Restored Saint-Pancrace church with its bulbous bell tower © ©iStock


La Chataignière-Domaine de Rovorée is a magnificent natural site covering almost 24 hectares. You can get there safely on foot or by bike from the village thanks to a greenway and signposted itinerary. Admire the centuries-old chestnut trees and two superb public properties, which often host exhibitions. A solar-powered shuttle bus provides access to the estate during the summer months.


The Garden of the 5 Senses is a veritable treasure trove of plants, comprising several gardens themed around the five senses. It's a magnificent playful walk with medieval influences that awakens the senses as you are invited to contemplate, listen, smell, taste and touch. It's an activity in the centre of the village of Yvoire that's sure to please the whole family.


Crossing Lake Geneva by boat is one of the activities not to be missed in Yvoire. Cruises on an electro-solar boat will take you past superb lakefronts such as the kilometre-long Chataignière, and beautiful panoramic views of the village of Yvoire and its stone facades punctuated by colourful touches such as the multitude of flowers decorating the houses. It's an excellent way to discover the Léman peninsula in a different way, with the exceptional mountain scenery in the background.

- The village of Yvoire from the lake
- The village of Yvoire from the lake© ©iStock




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