Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Lake Geneva cruise to Yvoire, France

Lake Geneva from our boat.

I think this is the French side of the lake.

Leaving one of the villages on the Swiss side of Lake Geneva.

Yvoire Castle dates from the 14th century and is the first thing you see when get off the boat in Yvoire, France.

This cute chef figure was moving around as she was cooking and ringing her bell above one of the restaurants in Yvoire.

Of course there were macarons to remind us that we were in France.

I loved looking at all of the charming old medieval buildings while strolling through town.



When we were staying in Geneva, we took a morning cruise on Lake Geneva. We stopped at several little towns along the shore to let passengers on and off as we cruised along. Switzerland was on one side of the lake and France was on the other. The scenery was beautiful. At the end of the cruise, we docked in the medieval village of Yvoire, France, which dates back to the 14th century. This is another town where there are no cars allowed so walking around was very pleasant.

A side note to my blog readers who are around my age (i.e. went to college in the early 1970's). As we were cruising on the lake, I got a certain song by Deep Purple stuck in my head and was singing it to myself, especially since we had passed through Montreux, Switzerland on this trip. My daughter-in-law thought it was hilarious. Can you guess which song I'm talking about without going to the link?

Linking to signs, signs.

15 comments:

biebkriebels said...

A recognize the song but only when I had openend your link. I can hear the sound in my head now. You made a wonderful tour in Switzerland, love the see all the beautiful photos.

Tanya Breese said...

oh these are great lois! i love this little midieval town!

Karl Demetz said...

You have had a wonderful trip, Lois, great pics !

Sandra said...

thanks for my travels to France, these are wonderful. I love the view of the castle and all the stones and flowers are amazing. in the 70's I was dealing with 2 sons and did not listen to music at all. I don't know this song or the singers either. I am 50's music age... but I do get up with songs and I do sing certain ones when I see certain things like you did with this one. just the title of the song fits some of your photos perfectly

Sharon Anck said...

What a beautiful village. It looks like a wonderful place to visit. I have been to Zurich but not to Geneva. Looks like I missed some great scenery.

Lowell said...

Your photography is absolutely mesmerizing! Kudos to you! These shots bring us right along with you and because they're so good, I feel I can almost reach out and touch those wonderful buildings in Yvoire. And what a lake. I've been to Lake Geneva many times. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, that is! :) Thanks again for sharing your photographs!

Lowell said...

Oh, I have no idea of any Deep Purple song. Now, if you remembered something by Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin, I might get it!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful views on the water!

Halcyon said...

Such gorgeous views. Love how calm the water was. :)

PS: I didn't go to school in the '70s, but I only know one Deep Purple song and that was it!

RedPat said...

Your pics are fabulous, Lois! Especially the one with the castle!

Jarek said...

What a wonderful trip!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That cruise looks wonderful. Your pictures are so good. I'm way too old to know your song, but it is always a good thing to amuse your traveling companion!

Tom said...

You saw some fabulous sights!

Jeanne said...

Such a wonderful cruise and the scenery is so amazing. Lucky you!

Babzy B said...

Nice cruise :) you were not so far from Besançon :)