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Domaine de Rovorée - La Châtaignière


This is one of the largest natural sites accessible to the public on the French side of Lake Geneva.
It is not a landscaped urban park but a sensitive natural area with an ancient forest with its old chestnut trees, lake shores with tuff caves and medieval remains, forest and shore birds and a panorama splendid on Lake Geneva.
The absence of contemporary brands preserves the magical charm of these landscapes, shaped over the centuries by human practices and offers lovers of nature and calm, a unique site including its magnificent chestnut rooted for two centuries in this place preserved.

The estate includes a wide variety of landscapes: tufa resurgences, meadows, hedges, wooded areas, shores of the lake ... These contrasts explain the richness of local biodiversity. There are no less than 350 plant species, 87 species of birds, 29 species of butterflies and 13 species of bats!

The site is designed to favor the reception of all public: interpretation panels along the trails, parking, accessibility PMR, teaching tools for teachers, room off-bags planned ...
Every year, free nature discovery activities are offered from April to October by the Department and its partners, to allow you to discover the richness of the site in a fun, artistic and unusual way, as well as an exhibition that links nature and culture.

Spoken languages:

  • French


  • Pets welcome
  • Guided individual tours
  • Unguided group tours
  • Guided group tours
  • Unguided individual tours
Domaine de Rovorée - La Châtaignière

Place in pictures

Route d'Excenevex
74140 YVOIRE

Phone: 04 50 33 50 26