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Beaujeu is a great place to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau. In a sense, Beaujeu is where it all began... after all, the region got its name from the Lord of Beaujeu so it seems only natural to pay homage to him in the heart of the Beaujolais vineyards.
The Sarmentelles de Beaujeu start on the 3rd Wednesday in November and carry on until the following Sunday. This amazing fête, a social occasion par excellence, is a mixture of tasting competitions, dinners with live entertainment, a torchlight procession and of course discovering Beaujolais Nouveau!
The Beaujolais region has so much to offer! Wine and festivals are of course what first come to mind when you think of this wonderful corner of France, but it’s also a great and original destination where families, couples, walkers and food and wine enthusiasts can discover the many faces of this region.
Still not sure? Well, see what you think once you’ve read these 14 good reasons to take a short break in the Beaujolais...
Hello, this Beaujolais Moment is in Pierres Dorées country. I’ve brought my camera. You’ll see why.
Beaujeu. This small village in the Beaujolais was once the capital of the Lords of Beaujeu, after whom the Beaujolais region is named.
The Beaujeu family history is still very much visible in the landscape thanks to the heritage sites dating from the period when they ruled over these lands. The Lords of Beaujeu played a major role in the development of winegrowing in the region notably through the creation of a trading port in Villefranche.
In memory of this history, Beaujeu has been chosen for the past 25 years as the place where the first cork is popped to launch the world celebration of the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveaux.
Tempted by a food and wine break in a lively and friendly atmosphere? The Beaujolais region is "THE place to be" for your foodie holidays. Car, plane, train… Hop into your favourite means of transport and pop over to the south-east corner of France to discover the fabulous winegrowing landscapes, the villages of Pierre Dorées (Golden Stones) country and try out the specialities and wines of the Beaujolais region.
“Lyon is a city where three great rivers flow: the Rhône, the Saône and the BEAUJOLAIS” Léon Daudet