Thank you for the item concerning the foot/cycle path between Yvoire and the Domaine de Rovorée (July 2018, issue 238) in FRANCE Magazine, which arrived shortly before we set off for our holiday in the Abondance valley.
We have known well the area around Yvoire for almost 50 years, visited often, and also picnicked at La Châtaignière on occasion but not recently. Usually we avoid the direct road from Douvaine to Yvoire with all the busyness of traffic to the campsites and beaches of Échenevex, but this time we drove past to the parking at Domaine de Rovorée and found the area delightful and very peaceful.
The path directly to Yvoire may only take 20 minutes, but we first explored the area around the remains of the old fortifications down by the Lake. After a picnic there, we followed the path along the edge of the Lake (plenty of shade on what was a very hot day) until we reached the properties which reach down to the lake edge, and then the new way which is well separated from the road and leads into the path below the car park at Yvoire. A rest and an ice-cream prepared us for the return walk by the direct path. This made for a very pleasant day’s outing and one we will certainly repeat. Judy and John Wilson, Oadby, Leics
ABOVE: The village of Yvoire on Lac Léman