Release of the Lonely Planet Travel Guide: « A Few Days in Beaujolais »


Everyone has heard of Beaujolais, a name that resounds around the four corners of the world on the third Thursday in November when the “Nouveaux” wines arrive.  And yet, behind this name lies a whole undiscovered territory.

Good news for those looking to explore the delights of Beaujolais, they can now do it with the help of the newly released Lonely Planet Travel Guide “A Few Days in Beaujolais”.

And if it is the first guide wholly devoted to Beaujolais, it is also a first for Lonely Planet, for whom this is their first guide entirely focussed on a wine region. A powerful symbol that demonstrates all the wealth of the Beaujolais wine tourism offer.

A concise and ultra-practical pocket guide, in full colour, to help you find your way around, with nearly 150 pages that reveal the innumerable treasures of Beaujolais, from its viticulture and of course its gastronomy, to an exploration of its heritage, its history, its natural landscapes and many outdoor activities.

Would you have imagined that over 300 châteaux and manor houses were harmoniously constructed in the undulating hills and vales of Beaujolais? Did you know that you can explore the paths through the vines by segway, on horseback, by bicycle, Citroen 2CV or even in a Bentley, depending on your mood?   Did you ever suspect that, just a short hop from Lyon, you could indulge yourself in a night in a five star hotel, stay in an environmentally friendly ecogite, or sleep in the tower of a château like a lord of the manor, with the vines of Beaujolais as your garden?

With each turn of the page, all the unmissable sights and experiences of Beaujolais are laid out before you: the Beaujolais Wine Route, the Golden Stones region, Mount Brouilly and the wide-open spaces of Green Beaujolais with, at every stage, insider tips for the best places to eat, sleep and enjoy a glass of wine. 

Take your time to explore this territory that is easy-going, charming and convivial, much like the people that live there! So why not try Beaujolais, it quite simply has everything to inspire!

A word on the author Olivier Cirendini

Independent journalist and photographer, travelling for both work and pleasure, Olivier writes for various magazines and has written or collaborated on over thirty guides for Lonely Planet, including Corsica, Madagascar, Reu­nion Island, Marrakesh, Quebec, Normandy and Brittany.   


This guide is already available in numerous outlets in France but also in Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland.  It should shortly be available in all French speaking countries. You can also find it on sale at the Inter Beaujolais boutique in Villefranche sur Saône or on

Price : 8,99 euros.


Press Contact : Inter Beaujolais – Mélina Condy Benedic - +33 4 74 02 22 16 / +33 6 77 70 08 72

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