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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.
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.
Cadoles are typical buildings in the Beaujolais region. They are charming, dry-stone huts in amongst the vines. Now often used as places to shelter during storms or to eat a snack or meal, they were once also used as storerooms or, on rare occasions, as a temporary home for winegrowers.
When you're following the Wine Route, see if you can spot these unusual-looking huts, hidden in the heart of the vines…
Take a trip organised by the Cadoles et Sens Association into the startling green countryside of the Beaujolais vines gently caressed by the sun in Pierres Dorées country.
Every year for two days in Spring, organised foodie and picnic walks take you around three villages in Pierre Dorées country, otherwise known as French Tuscany.
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.