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While Sis was visiting, we decided to go to Yvoire which lies on the other side of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) in France.  There is a ferry service that leaves from Lausanne, making several stops on the Swiss and French sides, with Yvoire being one of the stops.  But we were up too late and could not fully understand the timetable, so we drove to Nyon and took the ferry there which goes directly across to Yvoire.  Nyon is about half way between Lausanne and Geneva.

The boat, named Savoie, was made in 1914 but it has been kept in tip-top shape, mechanically as well as its fixtures.  The engine is beautifully maintained and proudly shown off to the passengers.  The trip was a short 20 minute ride.  Very pleasant, this being our first time sailing across Lac Léman.  This lake is quite different from our other trips on Swiss lakes – Lac de Lugano had mountains at the water edge, and Zurichsee (Lake Zurich) was surrounded by nice homes.  Here, we saw farm land.

Arriving at Yvoire.  More about this medieval village in the next post.


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  1. wow! pristine everything!!??

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