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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$114.10 Food, Wine & Nightlife

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

Spend a beautiful morning and discover the northern part of Beaujolais, known for its Crus, your guide takes you to this famous region on the charming wine route and its amazing sceneries. Start the day with a gourmet stop in the regional farmer’s market of Villefranche, the capital of Beaujolais, and discover the famous “Mâchon”. This traditional snack will treat you to the best local cheeses and charcuterie and is served with a glass of wine. Driving through the hills and charming villages of this region, you will learn all about the “terroir” before ending the tour in a family-run winery. You will meet the winemaker who will show you his estate and tell you all about his passion before welcoming you in the cellar for a tasting. This tour is ideal to discover the region in all its flavours!

$172.87 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Beaujolais and Dombes Wine Tasting Tour from Lyon

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Village D'oingt, Oingt, Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesVisit these emblematic territories that are Beaujolais, Bresse and Dombes, in an unusual way. This original itinarary will offer you a global overview of the Lyonnaise region. Enjoy an exceptional day to discover the wonders of these three regions. Enjoy an authentic and gourmet day in the countryside of Lyon. Cross the Beaujolais region and its beautiful vineyards in the morning, the occasion to taste some of the best wines of the region. Then will have a lunch break, in the heart of the Bresse region, world famous for its poultry. You guide will gladly give you advice about the local specialities you should taste. The town of Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne will amaze you with its medieval centre, its famous covered famer’s market and its delicious gastronomy. Finally, you will cross the Dombes region, the region of a thousand lakes to reach the medieval of Pérouges. You will taste the delicious “galette” and travel back in time in its little cobblestone streets. An historic, authentic and gourmet day!Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Cite medievale de Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne, Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne, Ain, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesVisit these emblematic territories that are Beaujolais, Bresse and Dombes, in an unusual way. This original itinarary will offer you a global overview of the Lyonnaise region. Enjoy an exceptional day to discover the wonders of these three regions. Enjoy an authentic and gourmet day in the countryside of Lyon. Cross the Beaujolais region and its beautiful vineyards in the morning, the occasion to taste some of the best wines of the region. Then will have a lunch break, in the heart of the Bresse region, world famous for its poultry. You guide will gladly give you advice about the local specialities you should taste. The town of Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne will amaze you with its medieval centre, its famous covered famer’s market and its delicious gastronomy. Finally, you will cross the Dombes region, the region of a thousand lakes to reach the medieval of Pérouges. You will taste the delicious “galette” and travel back in time in its little cobblestone streets. An historic, authentic and gourmet day!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cite medievale de Perouges, Perouges, Ain, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesVisit these emblematic territories that are Beaujolais, Bresse and Dombes, in an unusual way. This original itinarary will offer you a global overview of the Lyonnaise region. Enjoy an exceptional day to discover the wonders of these three regions. Enjoy an authentic and gourmet day in the countryside of Lyon. Cross the Beaujolais region and its beautiful vineyards in the morning, the occasion to taste some of the best wines of the region. Then will have a lunch break, in the heart of the Bresse region, world famous for its poultry. You guide will gladly give you advice about the local specialities you should taste. The town of Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne will amaze you with its medieval centre, its famous covered famer’s market and its delicious gastronomy. Finally, you will cross the Dombes region, the region of a thousand lakes to reach the medieval of Pérouges. You will taste the delicious “galette” and travel back in time in its little cobblestone streets. An historic, authentic and gourmet day!Duration: 1 hour

$121.01 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 !

$102.57 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Beaujolais Wineries and Castles Small-Group Tour from Lyon

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!

$20.71 Food, Wine & Nightlife

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.

$541.67 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Day Trip to South Beaujolais Region with Wine and Food Tasting from Lyon

Escape to Lyon’s famous wine country on a half-day tour to Southern Beaujolais and enjoy the wonders this region, in a small group. Famous for its Beaujolais Nouveau, the region offers also unique and charming little golden stone villages. Leaving from Lyon, your passionate driver-guide will take you through the hills of this wonderful region, which is often compared to Tuscany. Start the day with an introduction to wine-tasting in a beautiful and scenic setting, where we will tell you all about the notion of “Terroir”. Then, enjoy a stroll in the charming golden stones medieval village of Oingt and learn more about the history of Beaujolais. Continue in a family winery to discover more wines and learn all about the secret of French wine-making while having the traditional “machon” : the silk workers breakfast.This tour is the perfect opportunity to learn all about the Beaujolais region and it’s wines in a fun and friendly atmosphere with scenic views all along.

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