Yvoire

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Yvoire
Yvoire is located in France
Yvoire
Yvoire
Coordinates: 46°22′18″N 6°19′37″E / 46.3716°N 6.327°E / 46.3716; 6.327Coordinates: 46°22′18″N 6°19′37″E / 46.3716°N 6.327°E / 46.3716; 6.327
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Thonon-les-Bains
Canton Douvaine
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Bas-Chablais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Fert
Area
 • Land1 3.12 km2 (1.20 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 810
 • Population2 density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 74315 / 74140
Elevation 372–441 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.
Medieval gate

Yvoire is a medieval city in Haute-Savoie department, in the region of Rhône-Alpes in south-eastern France.

Geography[edit]

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".

Features[edit]

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".

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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