Château de Bagnols

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Culture

Espace des Pierres folles
With its museum, botanical garden, and geological trail, the Espace Pierres Folles invites you to embark on a trip through time, in the very heart of Beaujolais des Pierres Dorées country.
It is scheduled to become a Geopark in 2017/2018 

Price: from €2 to €5 (Children / Adults)
Opening times: the museum is open to the public from 1 March to 30 November.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays (except 1 May) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (closed on Mondays).
116, chemin du Pinay, 69380 Saint-Jean des Vignes
T. +33 (0)04 78 43 69 20
www.espace-pierres-folles.com

The Paul-Dini museum
Located in the very heart of Villefranche-sur-Saône, the municipal Paul-Dini museum invites you to discover a comprehensive overview of paintings from the Rhône-Alpes region, from 1865 to the present.

Opening times: Wednesday from 1.30 pm to 6 pm, Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 1.30 pm to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 2.30 pm to 6 pm.
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, holidays, and during exhibition installations (information on the museum's website).

2, Place Faubert 69400 Villefranche sur Saône
T. +33(0)4 74 68 33 70 - musee.pauldini@villefranche.net
www.musee-paul-dini.com

The cloister in Salles-Arbuissonnas
Discover the Priory, a lovely museum that retraces the history of Salles-Arbuissonnas. Explanatory texts will guide you through the site to help you appreciate the many arts that have marked the site. This is the last Romanesque cloister in the Rhône region! The Priory invites you to discover the site's rich history, from the Neolithic Period to the arrival of the Benedictines, including the construction of a Romanesque cloister during the 10th century (the last in the Rhône area) and its development up until the 18th century. It relates the lives of the Chanoinesses Comtesses (Canoness Countesses), powerful noble women who were part socialites and part nun, and deeply marked the history of the village. Chapters made up of noble women were not common in the region, which made the Priory uniquely original. Now listed as a historical monument, it boasts many works of art that are characteristic of the different times and customs. The Priory is a little gem in the Beaujolais area, and not to be missed.

www.destination-beaujolais.com