Located in the Rhône department, the Beaujolais region remains a centre for viticulture since the first vineyards cultivated by the Romans. The Beaujolais wine route is not a fixed route, but can be travelled according to the whims of each traveller; stop, visit the vineyards and taste the vintages according to your preferences! Don’t forget to visit the cities of Villefranche-sur-Saône, the current capital of Beaujolais, as well as Beaujeu, the historic capital of Beaujolais winemaking, which will teach you everything you need to know about the region.
You will notice that it is at the image of its fruity red wines, in particular its 10 “crus” wines and its Beaujolais Nouveau wine, which can be drunk at the age of only six weeks after harvest. The vineyards stretch south of Mâcon along the right bank of the Saône for about 50 kilometres. Not to be missed villages include Brouilly, Villié-Morgon, Fleurie, Juliénas, Moulin-à-Vent and St-Amour Bellevue.
So do not wait until the third Thursday of November in order to discover the region’s landscapes and wines, including its “crus”, its steeples, its sunny slopes and the picturesque villages of Pierres Dorées.