Travel through the heart of the Beaujolais “vintages”

If you’re thinking of taking a trip through the beautiful Beaujolais vineyards, here are a few tips on tastings, eatings and sleepings…

Great Tastings…

Le Relais des Caveaux in Villié-Morgon. Le Boourg, 69910 Villié-Morgon Tel: 04 74 03 91 60

It’s rare to find a decent bar with plenty of good wines at a reasonable price. Here you can choose from 10 vintages with a glass costing from a very affordable 1.30€ to 3€. They also serve delicious food. – Le Bourg, 69820 Fleurie: Tel 04 74 69 00 23

In the heart of this famous village you’ll find over 30 wineries present. The prices are the same as on the estates and the choice of 3 new vintages is available every week.

La Terrace de Chiroubles – 69115 Chiroubles tel: 04 74 69 97 68

This is one of the highest villages and this “maison”has been intelligently located on a natural “terrace” with a panoramic view. As well as the 30 different wines for sale, you can purchase local produce (honey, jams, patés).

Cellier de la Vieille Eglise – 69840 Juliénas

This disused church has been the ideal tasting room for half a century. The best vintages are available as well as the prospect of tasting in a “divine” location!

Great Eating…

Auberge des Hauts de Chénas – 69840 Chénas Tel: 04 74 06 76 31

Menu at 20.50€, including boeuf bourguigon, andouillette, home made patés….

Restaurant la Poularde – 71570 La Chappelle-de-Guinchay Tel: 03 85 36 72 41

Creative cuisine with menus from 35€ to 60€

Great Sleeping…

Domaine Lagneau – guest house – 69430 Quincié-en-Beaujolais, tel: 04 74 69 20 70

4 bedrooms between the vineyards and the forest, from 57€

Domaine des Bois – 69430 Régnié-Durette, tel: 04 74 04 24 09

2 rooms in a traditional vineyard house. 45 to 70€ per night. Wine tasting possible on the estate.

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