Posts from On the road
Imagine the scene: rows of vine plants, rolling hills and a village of golden stones in amongst the vines, and there you have the Beaujolais region. Well, a small glimpse of it at least.
Because when it comes to panoramic scenery, the Beaujolais region has plenty to offer! Hills, plains, forests, rivers, sloping hillsides, grasslands, the views are all stunning and varied in equal measure.
Cadoles are typical buildings in the Beaujolais region. They are charming, dry-stone huts in amongst the vines. Now often used as places to shelter during storms or to eat a snack or meal, they were once also used as storerooms or, on rare occasions, as a temporary home for winegrowers.
When you're following the Wine Route, see if you can spot these unusual-looking huts, hidden in the heart of the vines…
Take a trip organised by the Cadoles et Sens Association into the startling green countryside of the Beaujolais vines gently caressed by the sun in Pierres Dorées country.
Every year for two days in Spring, organised foodie and picnic walks take you around three villages in Pierre Dorées country, otherwise known as French Tuscany.
Do you sometimes find it difficult to choose a wine? If you don't have a friendly local wine merchant or winemaker to hand, the best solution is to look for the château on the label! The wine inside is sure to be fit for a king!
When it comes to Beaujolais wines, trust in conventional wisdom. There are more than 300 chateaus and country homes in the Beaujolais winegrowing area, many of which have vineyards.
If somebody said to you "it's fête time in the Beaujolais region" many of you would automatically think of the third Thursday in November, the release date of Beaujolais Nouveau wines. It is the flagship event in the Beaujolais winegrowing area that is eagerly anticipated around the globe. But it's not the only fête.
The Beaujolais region has many fêtes and festivals throughout the year. In the spring, there’s the fête des crus