Yvoire is a medieval city in Haute-Savoie department, in the region of Rhône-Alpes in south-eastern France.
Being located at the tip of the Leman peninsula (presqu'île de Léman), Yvoire delimits the two main parts of the Leman lake, the "petit lac" and the "grand lac".
It is well known for its medieval buildings and beautiful flower decoration during the summer season. It is also one of the "most beautiful villages of France".
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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