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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

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 -

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.

Tour of L’Arbresle
Guided tour of the historic area of L'Arbresle, a town which in mediaeval times was the main stronghold of the powerful Savigny Abbey, and which has always been a necessary passing point on the main route from Lyon to Paris by the Bourbonnais.
Vestiges of the mediaeval era, houses with Renaissance turrets, church built in the XV century and extended in the XIX century... Three buildings in the town are classified or registered as historic monuments.
11km from Château de Bagnols. 18 place Sapéon, 69210 l’Arbresle.
T. + 33 (0)4 74 01 48 87

History of Beaujolais wine growers museum
Discover close to a hundred tools in this museum which unveil the history of wine and the vine over the centuries. Now organic, the tour continues with the discovery of viticulture and oenology among the vines and in the cellar.
11km from Château de Bagnols. « Les ronzières », 69620 Ternand.
T. +33 (0)04 74 71 35 72


Only 30 minutes from Lyon, don't miss Oingt, a village in the heart of the Pierres Dorées. The only village to have been awarded the "Most Beautiful Villages in France" label, discover this sublime village offering a 360° panorama of the Beaujolais and Lyonnais mountains. Several activities and visits are proposed to you in the heart of this village: guided tour of the Saint-Mathieu Church, Mechanical Music Museum or artists' workshops.


With remains dating back to the 12th century, this entire village is classified as a historical monument. Divided into 2 "Grandes planes", you can find the "modern" part in the heart of the valley, as well as the "old town" on its rocky spur, which will plunge you into the scenery of another time. You can visit the ruins of the old castle, the remains of the keep, the church of St Jean and many others.


Located on the "wine road", you will be able to find this small village which hides in its places the last Romanesque cloister of the Rhône. You can also visit the Prieuré museum where you will discover many activities that will allow you to know everything about the fabulous history of this Beaujolais village.