The Vineyards tours take you to your favorite vineyard region and last 5,10 or 15 days according to your tour preferences.

A wine trail is a route selected for tourists that takes you deep into the heart of wine-growing regions, naturally with the aim of introducing you to the local wines, the wine-growers and the vineyards, but also the local cuisine, the cultural heritage, and other regional tourist attractions.
The growth in wine tourism, both in France and beyond, has led to the creation of the concept of the wine trail: both for the benefit of local tourist organisations – with the aim of raising the profile of a wine-growing region – and simply to create a tourist trail that a guide can recommend. A visit to a vineyard remains a unique experience that allows guests to combine discovery of new wines with the exploration of a region!

Wine routes exist for all of France’s different wine regions. The first trails were created from the 1950s onwards, and now the routes offer the unique opportunity to dive, head first, into the heart of a wine-growing region, discovering its cultural and culinary features as well as the wine itself.

Today, nearly 7.5 million wine tourists fill up the vineyards each year, from France and other countries, beginners and experts alike: all kinds of people come together on the journey from winery to winery. From the best known to the best-kept secrets, from the longest to the briefest, the sunniest to the coolest, France gastronomy tours takes you on an unforgettable journey on the trail you picked!

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 culinary specialties.

Start by visiting each of the areas where the 10 emblematic Beaujolais crus are grown and produced. From north to south they are Saint-Amour, Juliénas, Chénas, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Régnié, Côte de Brouilly and Brouilly. Discover the heroic wines boldly growing in the valleys and hills all around you. And it’s impossible to miss the iconic Mont Brouilly and its charming chapel.

This route in among the heart of the cru vineyards has plenty of other hidden gems such as Argigny Castle in Charentay. Keep this to yourself, but apparently the Templars’ treasure is hidden somewhere inside it… Not far off, the Tour de la Belle-Mère (mother-in-law’s tower) was a perfect vantage point for the owner to keep an eye on her son-in-law!

If you like castles, there’s plenty to interest you around here! In the north of the Beaujolais region, you’ll find La Chaize Castle in Odenas, Corcelles Castle and Juliénas Castle with its splendid vaulted cellars.

The Beaujolais Wine Route takes you through the Beaujolais Villages growing area with its picturesque villages and steeply sloping vineyards.

Stop off in Beaujeu, the historic capital of the Beaujolais region for a journey back into the history of the region with emblematic sites like Saint Nicholas Church, the Beaujeu hospices and the remains of Beaujeu Castle which was demolished in 1611.

A road running through steeply sloping hillsides takes you to the village of Vaux-en-Beaujolais, the birthplace of French journalist and TV presenter Bernard Pivot and the inspiration for Gabriel Chevallier’s novel Clochemerle. Then it’s on to Salles-Arbuissonnas-en-Beaujolais to admire its magnificent priory, before continuing to the mediaeval castle of Montmelas.

To finish off your trip, the Wine Route takes you across Pierres Dorées (Golden Stones) country. 39 villages built in an ochre-coloured stone that light up with shimmering colours as soon as the first ray of sunlight touches them. Among the villages are Oingt, Ternand and its fortifications, Marcy, Charnay, Jarnioux , Pommiers and Bagnols.

Nicknamed “Little Tuscany”, Pierres Dorées country also has some pretty washhouses, castles and old churches scattered about in the hilly, vine-covered countryside.

The wine route guides you through the main wine tourist attractions in the Beaujolais region and for those who have never been to the area before, there are plenty of surprises in store. The route is also the perfect introduction for people who would like to explore the region further.

Imagine….Your flight just landed at Lyon airport…you step out of the airport and feel the excitement of a vibrant city  filled with history, art, beauty and modern energy, your chauffeur and your tour guide are right there waiting for you with a warming welcome and about a few minutes after you stepped out of the airplane  you are comfortably seated ina luxury comfortable car and enjoying the city vibes through the car window.

The car just stopped in front of your luxury 5 stars hotel you just have to get down the car straight to your suite as your chauffeur took care of your luggage and your tour guide is taking care of checkin you in at reception desk. After that long flight maybe you’ll want to enjoy a spa or a massage, your tour guide just went ahead of your potential needs and has planned everything for you!

Now that you relaxed, it’s time for serious things, you’ll now be able to enjoy your first high-end cuisine dinner in France.

After dinner, you can enjoy the hotel fancy bar and just get a good night of sleep in your luxury 5 stars hotel.

In the morning, you are awakened by this sweet smell of hot butter croissants and fresh coffee… you have time for yourself in the morning, maybe you’ll want to take a walk around your hotel or enjoy your time there. At noon, your car with your chauffeur and your tour guide will be ready, waiting for you outside your hotel and you will hit the road for the program of the day : Each and every day during our vineyards tours we visit a different vineyard and we offer you to choose among several activities and before, during or after that cultural visit, we planned a basket full of regional specialities for you to  enjoy at lunch time.

If you are curious to know more about this tour taking you onto the Beaujolais wine trail. you can request our brochure for the Beaujolais TOUR reference #TOUR28 by filling out this form :


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