• Cultural, Nature and relaxation

Rovorée - the chestnut grove, an example of management

An outing between the picturesque medieval town of Yvoire and the Domaine de Rovorée-la Chataignière, a sensitive natural area which is an excellent example of sustainable management.

Cultural, Nature and relaxation Rovorée - the chestnut grove, an example of management Yvoire


On Wednesday 01 January 2020
Yvoire (74140)
Activity on request

This guided walk, starting in Yvoire and following the greenway before skirting the banks of Lake Geneva, will take you to the Domaine de Rovorée-la Chataignière. This 24-hectare site is home to an ancient forest with centuries-old chestnut trees, lakeshores with tufa caves, medieval remains, and offers a splendid panorama of Lake Geneva. It also has a very rich biodiversity. The management of this site must therefore meet various challenges. Throughout the tour, the following themes will be addressed
- the history of the village of Yvoire and its human occupation (from the 14th to the 21st century)
- medieval and contemporary architecture (mansion)
- the formation of landscapes and the use of local resources: links with geology;
- the management of the site, classified as a Sensitive Natural Area: problems (which concern the fauna, flora, meadows, forest, fishing, the use of the site, mobility, etc.) and possible solutions.
Depending on the season (April-September), the return trip can be made by solar-powered boat (with a supplement).


Set price group children: 150 €.

1 guide for 15 students.

Number of participants : - 15 pers. Max.


Languages spoken : French

Duration of the outing: 3 to 3.5 hours - fallback indoors if the weather is bad - picnic on site on request.
Free parking for school buses - Meeting point in front of the tourist office at the entrance to the medieval town (Yvoire)
What to bring: shoes and clothes suitable for an outdoor visit, notebook, pencil
From June to September, possibility to visit the exhibition of the departmental domain of Rovorée-La Châtaignière for free
Additional activities possible (with supplement): visit of the Garden of the Five Senses, solar boat cruise


All year round. On demand.

Activity on request


Domaine de Rovorée - La Châtaignière Route d'Excenevex 74140 Yvoire

From Yvoire and Excenevex, access via Voie Verte, RD 25.
Parking available at Domaine de Rovorée - La Chataignière.

Information update on 07/04/2023 by Syndicat Intercommunal d'Aménagement du Chablais