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The Garden of Five Senses. Yvoire, France.



A garden classified as Remarkable Garden.

Taking its inspiration from the Middle Ages, this garden elaborates the theme of the five senses in the maze and in the various green spaces..

You are invited to smell, touch, contemplate, listen, and sometimes to taste!

From time immemorial, gardens have symbolized Paradise Lost. Medicinal and aromatic herbs, fruit trees, vintage rose bushes, aviaries and fountains line a pathway where a collection of 1300 varieties of plants changes with the seasons.

As you round a bend in the pathway, you may meet our gardeners. With great passion and a deep respect for nature they take care of this plant kingdom nestled in the heart of Yvoire, a medieval village classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France.

You will share the gardeners' motto, which is also that of the Bouvier d'Yvoire family, who created the garden: Festina lente, or "Make haste slowly".

A stroll that will enchant young and old.
A journey of initiation to discover and understand the world of plants.

General view of the Garden. The cloister and Yvoire castle.

Discover the Labyrinth – Garden of Five Senses in Yvoire

This garden is inspired by the Middle Ages. It consists of a maze and garden suites, which are devoted to the five senses. Let yourself be tempted to smell, feel, look, hear and sometimes to even taste.

Yvoire, a must see medieval village on Lake Geneva.

Yvoire on Lake Geneva: one of the most beautiful villages in France

Yvoire is a ‘must see’ village at 30 minutes drive from Geneva or 20 minutes boat cruise from Nyon! Discover Yvoire, a preserved medieval village awarded by the International Trophy for Landscape and Horticulture.