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Between Burgundy and the Pays des Pierres Dorées

Your hotel for a stop in Villefranche sur Saône

In the southern reaches of the Beaujolais, just a few kilometres from our hotel, discover the stunning pays des Pierres Dorées, or golden stone country. This luminous region takes its name from the ochre-coloured stone used to build the local villages. The sunlight brings out a vast a palette of warm tints in the stone, earning this region near Villefranche-sur-Saône its nickname of "little Tuscany in the Beaujolais". To take in the best of this stunning play of light, stop in Saint-Vérand, home to a magnificent church, in Charnay to see the château de la Mansarde, in Alix to visit the covered lavoir, and in Anse to see the Château des Tours and the chapelle Saint-Cyprien. Don't forget to enjoy the local delicacies and great wines of this bounteous region.

Lac nature Villefranche-sur-Saône


Capital of the Beaujolais

Villefranche is home to a rich cultural heritage. The "hidden treasure" walk through the old city will show you Renaissance homes and courtyards, most of them registered.

Vigne nature Villefranche-sur-Saône

From Burgundy to the Pierres Dorées

The Beaujolais wine route

The route des vins du Beaujolais, or Beaujolais wine route, winds along 140 km through hilly countryside, inviting you to discover exceptional vineyards and authentic villages, like Saint-Amour, Beaujeu and Oingt.

Golf nature Villefranche-sur-Saône

Discovering the Beaujolais

Nature, culture, and cuisine

There are endless things to do and discover in the Beaujolais. Whether you like outdoor sports, winery tours, history or art, the region's natural charms and historic villages have something for you.