Welcome to Beaujolais


An oenophile's nirvana, the region is synonymous with its fruity red wines, especially its 10 premium crus, and the Beaujolais Nouveau, drunk at the tender age of just six weeks. Vineyards stretch south from Mâcon along the right bank of the Saône for some 50km. Renowned wine-producing villages include Brouilly, Villié-Morgon, Fleurie, Juliénas, Moulin-à-Vent and St-Amour Bellevue. Be sure to factor in plenty of time for wine tasting.


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$114.53 Food, Wine & Nightlife

4-Hour Small-Group Beaujolais Wine Tasting Tour from Lyon

Meet your guide in central Lyon in the morning on Thursday. Start this half-day tour devoted to wine and the vintages of Beaujolais with an introduction to wine-making with a visit of the oeno-sensorial circuit at Chateau de Pizay. This beautiful estate that offers premium services invites you to discover the culture of wine-making. Increase your knowledge of wine and understand the general notion of "terroir" in order to fully comprehend the treasures of this wine-making heritage.  Fun and educational, this interactive itinerary offers you the chance to obtain your first amateur wine expert diploma! The visit then ends at the wine shop which presents all the estate's wines. You will be able to taste 12 wines from the estate, both reds and whites. After this, follow the wine route and continue your journey through the vineyards. You will be able to admire the variety of landscapes that constitute the treasures of this region. Your professional guide will explain why this region produces so many famous wines. You will then go and meet a wine-maker who will present his estate and wine production. Another opportunity to taste 5 high quality wines that will enable you to put into practice what you have learned in the previous visit. At the end of the tour, your guide will drive you back to Lyon.

$786.69 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Beaujolais and Dombes Wine Tasting Tour from Lyon

Morning: We will head directly north of Lyons. The route starts by passing through the vineyards of Beaujolais. You will be charmed by the warm colours of this typical landscape and its often breathtaking views. During a stopover at Château de Montmelas, we will present an enchanting site. In the heart of the Beaujolais-Village appellation, this wine-maker distinguishes himself by his traditional wine-making process that has been handed down from generation to generation. Hospitality is also a vocation of this family estate.  You will discover its wines in a welcoming atmosphere and taste some of its production in the castle's winery. Free time for lunch: According to your wishes and tastes, you will be able to choose to stay for lunch in Beaujolais or stop slightly further away in Dombes. We will suggest the best culinary specialities of this major land of gastronomy. Thanks to our advice, you will be able to savour the local cuisine in complete peace of mind. If you prefer a rural setting, it is also possible to organise a picnic in the vineyards.   Afternoon: We will then continue our journey via the landscape route that passes through Dombes. The many lakes offer a stunning view that reflects a multitude of lights. We will then arrive in the medieval town of Pérouges, listed as One of the Most Beautiful Villages of France. We will visit the town on foot and discover its authentic historical heritage. Along its streets you will fall under the spell of its typical charms. A gourmet break in the traditional dining room of the Hostellerie will offer you the chance to savour the Pérouges "galette". Served with a glass of cider, this delicious local speciality is a veritable treat. Finally, some free time is planned so that you can continue the visit at your own leisure. Those who want to are able to stroll around the shops of the local craftsmen.   Tasty Lyon bonuses: Destination: A preserved historical heritage An exceptional panoramic view over the Dombes plain and its lakes. Service Luxurious minibus excursion (such as a Mercedes Viano) A flexible programme adapted to all your wishes.

$121.47 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Beaujolais & Pérouges - From Lyon in small group tours

Morning : Beaujolais Golden Stones & Wine Tasting At 9:00 am, your small group tour minibus leaves Place Bellecour in Lyon to explore Beaujolais considered as France's prettiest wine region and discover the unknown beauty of the Golden Stones Country.  Cross several medieval towns built in ochre-coloured stones and see majestic castles. Visit the lovely picturesque village of Oingt and enjoy panoramic views of stunning landscapes with rolling hills dotted with vineyards. Then push the door of a family winery and immerse yourself in history, "terroir" and tradition meeting the winemaker himself. Enjoy a private vineyards inspection, learn about the wine making process and wine taste several Beaujolais wines in a friendly atmosphere. Lunch : in a beaujolais Restaurant Delight yourself with a delicious meal in a typical Beaujolais "bistrot" restaurant which serves regional cuisine. Our guide will be happy to translate and explain all the different courses for you ! Lunch is not included (menu of the day 15 €/pers). Afternoon : Visit of Perouges Medieval TownDiscover Pérouges medieval town, a "must see" attraction which makes you travel back to the middle age times! Walk along cobblestone streets and appreciate the achitecture of ancient houses from the XIII to the XVI century. Learn about french History as you discover this unique setting used several times for background films including the 3 Musketeers. Finally enjoy 30 minutes of free time : stroll through little craft souvenirs shops, try the local speciality pancake called "galette" or wine-taste some "bugey-pinot-noir" wines at a second wine cellar (not included in the tour). At 5:15 pm, end of the tour, back to Lyon and drop off at Bellecour Square in front of Lyon Office de Tourisme Just a beautiful day !

$102.96 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Beaujolais Crus Wines & Castles - Afternoon - From Lyon in small group tours

Afternoon: Beaujolais Wine Road & TerroirAt 2:00 pm, your 8-seater minibus leaves Place Bellecour in Lyon to the Northern Beaujolais called CRUS wine region.Start the journey travelling on the beautiful Beaujolais "Route des Vins" and with your guide learn about the "terroir" (french philosphy for wine) and the different characteristics of the Beaujolais "crus" wines appellations. Pass the Mont Brouilly, a strikingly beautiful dormant volcano covered by secular vineyards and cross the famous wine towns of Régnié, Morgon & Fleurie. Then, Stop at La Madone Chapel and enjoy a breathtaking panaroma of the Beaujolais wine region: on clear days, you may have the chance to see the Alps and the Mount Blanc!Visit of a Beaujolais family winery & Château winery EstateAt 3:30 pm, push the door of a small family winery, meet a passionate wine-maker and learn the different steps of the unique wine making process of Beaujolais called "semi-carbonic" maceration. Then, go to the nicely decorated caveau (wine-tasting room) to enjoy several crus Beaujolais wines in a fun and friendly atmosphere!Travel again on the Beaujolais wine road to reach a Chateau Wine Estate and enter a magnificent cellar full of oak barrels. Wine-taste several crus wines coming from different "terroirs" of the Beaujolais in this amazing cellar setting. Take your time to savor these beautiful Crus wines as your guide describe them and tell you about their aromas, balance and complexity ...At 6:30 pm, we will drop you off in Lyon Bellecour Square.   Just unforgettable!

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Le Hameau Duboeuf Station Pass

Young and old will enjoy the 4D cinema, the automated theatre, the 3D film, the Adventure Golf course and wine tastings. The 4D cinema in particular is a magnificent experience where moving pods really give you the impression of flying over the lush countryside of the Beaujolais and the Mâconnais. The Wine Station : All aboard a magical journey into the original village station andiscover a world dedicated to the train. There is a magnificent, rare Imperial carriage that was given to Napoleon III by the Compagnie du Nord. the station houses also an exhibition on wine rail transport, reproduction miniature trains and a collection of train lanterns that are sure to delight train fans! The wine station is open all year round with the Hameau-Station-Garden Pass or the Hameau-Station Pass. The Beaujolais Garden: Set amongst the vines, the Hameau Dubœuf garden allows visitors to enjoy the scents of flowers, barks, fruits and spices which make up the rich aroma of the wine. It’s open from April to SeptemberFree entry for children under 7.

$786.69 Private & Custom Tours

Beaujolais and Perouges Private Tour

Morning: We will head directly north of Lyons. The route starts by passing through the vineyards of Beaujolais. You will be charmed by the warm colours of this typical landscape and its often breathtaking views. During a stopover at Château de Montmelas, we will present an enchanting site. In the heart of the Beaujolais-Village appellation, this wine-maker distinguishes himself by his traditional wine-making process that has been handed down from generation to generation. Hospitality is also a vocation of this family estate.  You will discover its wines in a welcoming atmosphere and taste some of its production in the castle's winery. Free time for lunch: According to your wishes and tastes, you will be able to choose to stay for lunch in Beaujolais or stop slightly further away in Dombes. We will suggest the best culinary specialities of this major land of gastronomy. Thanks to our advice, you will be able to savour the local cuisine in complete peace of mind. If you prefer a rural setting, it is also possible to organise a picnic in the vineyards.   Afternoon: We will then continue our journey via the landscape route that passes through Dombes. The many lakes offer a stunning view that reflects a multitude of lights. We will then arrive in the medieval town of Pérouges, listed as One of the Most Beautiful Villages of France. We will visit the town on foot and discover its authentic historical heritage. Along its streets you will fall under the spell of its typical charms. A gourmet break in the traditional dining room of the Hostellerie will offer you the chance to savour the Pérouges "galette". Served with a glass of cider, this delicious local speciality is a veritable treat. Finally, some free time is planned so that you can continue the visit at your own leisure. Those who want to are able to stroll around the shops of the local craftsmen.   Tasty Lyon bonuses: Destination: A preserved historical heritage An exceptional panoramic view over the Dombes plain and its lakes. Service Luxurious minibus excursion (such as a Mercedes Viano) A flexible programme adapted to all your wishes.

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