One of the most beautiful villages in France. Expansive views over Lake Geneva. Quality facilities. Welcome to Lucie and Manuel Pichou's hotel.
"Sharing special moments with special people."
Lucie and Manuel have a taste for travel and human relations so it's only natural that they should be drawn to the hotel industry. "We love to listen to and serve people," says Lucie who speaks five languages. When the couple purchased the this Yvoire hotel and restaurant in 2011, they set about renovating the whole place based on their favourite author, Jules Verne. Since awarded a fourth star, their boutique luxury hotel is an invitation to travel and escape with unobstructed views of Lake Geneva. "We also wanted to take an environmentally responsible approach, with recycled furniture, organic wines and organic local produce." In the semi-gourmet restaurant, the lake fish feature prominently. "The quality of our food and accommodation make the place even more magical. We want to give our guests the best possible experiences."
Romantic (with warm colours), contemporary (with brown tones) or chalet-style on the hotel's top floor, the 17 rooms (including three duplex suites) at the Hotel Le Jules Verne, The Originals Relais all boast an understated, refined decor and quality facilities. Aside from their surface area (min. 24 m2) and comfort, the best feature in all the rooms is the view over Lake Geneva. Most of them come with a balcony or ground-floor terrace to make the most of the incredible vista.
- Non smoking room
- Air-conditioned room
Begin your day with a generous hot and cold buffet breakfast and views of Lake Geneva. A selection of organic and/or local products awaits, including jam, yoghurt, cheese and Savoie cooked meats. Enjoy regional semi-gourmet cuisine on the same terrace under the shade of a hundred-year-old vine, or in the dining room under the baskets of paper and recycled cardboard hot-air balloons suspended from the ceiling. Or less hungry guests may choose something lighter from the hotel's brasserie restaurant menu.
THE JULES VERNE
FACE AUX BATEAUX
The Hotel Le Jules Verne, The Originals Relais is a journey to the centre of the author's world as well as a starting point for the spectacular landscapes of Savoie and Switzerland. Set off in search of unforgettable experiences.
Enjoy a relaxing time-out in the Hotel Le Jules Verne, The Originals Relais spa. Plunge into the bubbling waters of the outdoor jacuzzi or treat yourself to a steam room session (at an extra charge – booking required). A list of treatments and massages may also be available. Enquire at reception.
YVOIREYvoire is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Wander the alleys lined with houses with thick stone walls, amid battlements and fortified gates. Vestiges of the past include the Château d’Yvoire and its preserved architecture. It's not open to the public but visitors can explore its wonderful gardens. Labyrinths of plants inspired by medieval gardens, they're organised according to the five senses. With a garden of taste, a garden of smell, a cloister of medicinal plants and Alpine meadows, each section pays tribute to the abundance of the plant world.
THINGS TO DO NEARBYThere is much to do and discover around Lake Geneva, including fishing, hiking (Rovorée estate), solar boat trips and unforgettable cruises on Belle Époque paddle steamers. By car or boat, go to Geneva, the Château de Chillon or the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces. Savoie side: Thonon-les-Bains, the Delta de la Dranse nature reserve and the Excennevex natural fine sand beach are worth a detour.
Midway between Geneva and Evian, the Hotel Le Jules Verne, The Originals Relais is in a great location between major European roads. Its majestic setting opposite Lake Geneva makes it a popular spot for study days and residential or semi-residential seminars.