EVIAN, YVERDON - MAY 2005
Those who have good memory will remember that the posts of the May 2005 trip started in Sugnens, Switzerland, near Lake Leman. After a long journey, we came back to Lake Leman, but on the French side!
"EVIAN-LES-BAINS is located on the south bank of Lake Geneva, opposite Switzerland, has 7,500 inhabitants and is built in tiers at the edge of the lake. Evian is an international tourist resort, profiting from spectacular surroundings between lake and mountains"
"CITY HALL - The Villa Lumière dates from the end of the 19th century. Works began in 1885 and the villa was to become the residence of a rich owner, who however died in 1887 while the building was still unfinished. In 1890, it was bought by Antoine Lumière, a portraitist installed in Besancon and father of the inventors of the cinematograph (Louis and Auguste Lumière), to become its summer residence. Since 1927, the Villa Lumière hosts the city hall of Evian-les-Bains"
"EVIAN is also the birthplace of Natural Mineral Water known throughout the world. Bottled at the source, Evian comes from the Cachat Spring located on the Southern shore of Lake Leman. On the right hand side, the building of the Old Spa is now a Congress Centre"
"HOTEL RESTAURANT DU PORT - For half a century Yvoire played an important military role due to its strategic situation, on a point between the «small lake» and the «large», during the war between the Dauphiné and Savoy in the 14th century. Its role earned certain freedoms for its inhabitants in 1324. A later decline made it a village of farmers and fishermen, and now a tourist destination..."
"PORT DE PLAISANCE"
"TOO LATE - The last cruise ship to Geneva is already gone..."