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Do you sometimes find it difficult to choose a wine? If you don't have a friendly local wine merchant or winemaker to hand, the best solution is to look for the château on the label! The wine inside is sure to be fit for a king!
When it comes to Beaujolais wines, trust in conventional wisdom. There are more than 300 chateaus and country homes in the Beaujolais winegrowing area, many of which have vineyards.
In the south of the Beaujolais winegrowing area, there’s a hint of Italy in the air... If you happen to come across some dazzling villages while you’re out walking in the Rhône department then look no further, you’re in a little piece of Tuscany in France. Yes, you’ve read it right!
The Pierre Dorées in the heart of the winegrowing area is a group of villages with unusual and unique dwellings. Old buildings that add a touch of magic to the green landscapes of the Beaujolais countryside. If you’re looking for somewhere completely different, to really get away from it all, this is the place for you. Avanti!
Like any self-respecting winegrowing area, the Beaujolais region has its own wine route. It continues on from the Burgundy Wine Route, passing through the region’s main tourist attractions. All we can say is that there is nothing quite like this 140-km circuit across the ridges for tickling your taste buds and dazzling your eyes.
From Chânes nearly all the way to Lyon, you'll receive a warm welcome in dozens of municipalities from locals who will be only too pleased to help you discover their heritage, wines and delicacies.
Whether you're attracted to the hilly landscapes and the closely packed rows of vines in the Beaujolais region, particularly fond of the small villages surrounded by cru-producing vineyards or you’ve fallen for the Tuscan feel of the Pierres Dorées, you can find fantastic accommodation anywhere you go in the Beaujolais region.
A friendly welcome and a sociable atmosphere is part of the lifestyle in the Beaujolais region. Wine tourism professionals like winegrowers carry on this tradition by making a point of always extending a very warm welcome to visitors. And it works! Everyone who comes to the Beaujolais region leaves completely bowled over.
Imagine the scene: rows of vine plants, rolling hills and a village of golden stones in amongst the vines, and there you have the Beaujolais region. Well, a small glimpse of it at least.
Because when it comes to panoramic scenery, the Beaujolais region has plenty to offer! Hills, plains, forests, rivers, sloping hillsides, grasslands, the views are all stunning and varied in equal measure.