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Château d'Ivoire

By TrevBatWCC    
Heading downhill from Yvoire's centre takes you to the southern shore of Lake Geneva and Yvoire Castle, locally known as Château d'Ivoire. It was built in the early 14th century by Amadeus V, Count of Savoy. From 1306 he fortified the entire village as it was situated on a strategic location on a point between the 'small lake' and the 'large lake' that form Lake Geneva. From 1536 to 1591, the region was occupied by forces of the independent city of Bern, who were allies of the French and the independent city of Geneva. During this occupation, the village lost its ramparts and military role. Yvoire Castle was burnt and remained roofless for 350 years. In 1655 the castle was acquired by the d'Yvoire family. Between 1919 and 1939 they had the castle restored and gave it a new roof and 4 corner turrets. At present, the Château d'Ivoire is private property and cannot be visited by the public.
I could happily live there in such a delightful location and overlooking the beautiful Lake Geneva and Switzerland on the opposite banks.

Many thanks to Lynne (Drighlynne) and Lin (sweetpea62) for their User Awards on my previous upload, Yvoire 3 , most appreciated Smile

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging Smile

Trev Smile

Tags: France Chateaux Landscape and travel Lake geneva Yvoire Architecture and buildings

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cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
15 Sep 2018 11:30AM
Looks particularly inviting 😀😀

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LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2018 12:22PM
A delightful set from which my personal favourite is V1.
sparrowhawk Plus
11 277 2 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2018 12:49PM
a wonderful set v1 caught my eye
Irishkate Plus
9 41 116 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2018 1:04PM
I think we'd all be happy to live there Trev- the Viveza adds a lot to your images - I must try it. Stunning light.
Excellent set
15 Sep 2018 1:12PM
Beautiful Trevor.

15 Sep 2018 2:07PM
wonderful again
Minty805 Plus
3 33 5 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2018 2:33PM
What a lovely set; they rally make me want to go. Allan
15 Sep 2018 3:15PM
Both images are very nice.
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2018 4:08PM
A lovely set, here.

bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
15 Sep 2018 4:13PM
beautiful scene .....
I know I repeat myself but synonymous with these pictures, the editing is perfect WinkWinkWink


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CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2018 4:30PM
A lovely scene.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2018 4:34PM
Each and every scene a joy to view Trrev.
Drighlynne 8 125 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2018 7:15PM
Excellent set Trevor.
saltireblue Plus
9 10.1k 45 Norway
15 Sep 2018 7:17PM
What a wonderful history it has, Trev. Great images, too! Looks an attractive place to relax a while...

pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2099 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2018 8:52PM
I think I could live there, too, Trev, and love those turrets.
16 Sep 2018 3:20AM
Beautiful crisp image and a great write up.
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
16 Sep 2018 5:08AM
A set of wonderful captures.
16 Sep 2018 10:35AM
Gorgeous series, thanks also for the info.
Sue_R 13 11 6 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2018 6:36PM
What a great place! Your photos really make me want to be there Smile

Sue Smile

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