• Cultural, Entertainment/recreation

Yvoire in the wrong time

The medieval history of Yvoire allows the discovery of the local geology and the origin of the rocks through architecture and building materials.

Cultural, Entertainment/recreation Yvoire in the wrong time Yvoire


On Tuesday 01 January 2013
Yvoire (74140)
Animals allowed
Activity on request

The Middle Ages are a pretext for tackling the notion of temporal reference and for looking at the rocks around us with new eyes. Pupils will be able to compare the lives of yesterday and today. They will discover that man has used locally found materials to build his habitat and defence systems. These materials are witnesses of a geology that is still present and visible. By observing the architecture of the ramparts, the gates, the castle and the houses, the children will be able to identify the rocks used and place them in their "geological space-time". The visit will end with a tactile discovery of different samples. The walk through the streets of the village (30min) will be followed by various workshops in the House of History.

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    Primary: 135 € (1 guide for 1 class)
    Kindergarten: 220 € (2 guides for 1 class).

    Free for the drivers.
    Group rate from 10 people.

    Free bus parking for school children.

    Number of participants : - 30 pers. Max.
    Methods of payment accepted : Check, Cash, Credit transfer


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : German, English, French
    Languages of documentation : Italian, German, English, Spanish, French

    Contact us for links to the Cycle 1 programme.
    Indoor retreat in case of bad weather - picnics available on request.
    What to bring: clothes suitable for an outdoor visit, notebook, pencil
    Possible complementary activities: visit to the Garden of the Five Senses (with supplement), 20-minute walk to reach the Rovorée-la Châtaignière estate via the greenway, solar boat cruise (with supplement).


    Activity on request

    • Pets welcome


    Place de la Mairie Place de la Mairie 74140 Yvoire
    Information update on 31/01/2023 by Office de Tourisme intercommunal Destination Léman