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Beaujolais and pierres dorées: wine tours

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Last updated date : 23/01/2023

Why not take a guided tour and learn more about our wine-growing heritage?

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In Lyon, it is said that 3 rivers flow through the city: the Rhône, the Saône and... Beaujolais!

Set off from Place Bellecour on a half- or one-day tour of the wine trail in a comfortable minivan (max. 8 passengers) driven by a wine expert, who will share their extensive knowledge of this Beaujolais region just a few minutes north of Lyon. 

The tour takes you through several picturesque villages, including Régnié, Villié-Morgon and Fleurie. It also includes a stop-off at the medieval village of Oingt, known as one of the most beautiful villages of France, where you can discover the meaning of such unforgettable street names as “Tyr-Laine”, “Coupe-Jarret” and “Trayne-Cul”.

An impressive itinerary! Stop off at vineyards, châteaux and estates on your way and learn the secrets of “semi-carbonic maceration”, the process used to make Beaujolais. 

Taking a guided tour means that you can make the most of Beaujolais tastings hosted by passionate wine growers in a relaxed setting and enjoy these full-bodied wines with their deep ruby colour and red berry and plum nose.

Beaujolais's Golden stone? This bright, ochre-coloured limestone is tinted by iron oxides. In the past, each village had its own quarry. Up until the First World War, some quarries supplied the Beaujolais and Lyon area, and even Switzerland!

10 Beaujolais wines? Saint-Amour, Juliénas, Chenas, Moulin à Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Régnié, Côte de Brouilly and Brouilly. To remember them all, memorise this French sentence: "Alors Je Cherche Mon Frère Chez Ma Respectable Cousine Berthe".

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