Burgundy close to the campsite is a vast territory, much more heterogeneous and rich than it seems. In the image of a terroir of exceptional geological diversity that Unesco recently labeled « Global Geopark ».
We would like to make the most of this region of Burgundy and especially the southern Burgundy which is just a stone’s throw from the campsite.
So we have prepared 7 itineraries leading from the campsite, from the Azergues valley to the south of Burgundy, to discover all the wonders that make Beaujolais, starting with… Its unmissable vineyard with the air of Tuscany!
Between must-see historical sites, tourist towns, hiking trails and wine castles, around the campsite in the south of Burgundy is concentrated a large number of places of interest whose reputation goes far beyond our borders. A round-up of Burgundy’s sites to discover during your camping trip in Burgundy at the gates of Beaujolais.
In the extension of Burgundy wine, Beaujolais is a territory today renowned for its wines. A former barony of the 9th century, Beaujolais became a county during the 17th century. The vines have been cultivated there since the Middle Ages, and the wine trade is growing thanks to the creation of the port of Villefranche-sur-Saône. The Beaujolais vineyard was officially linked to Burgundy winemaking in the 1930s.
The annual event of the release of Beaujolais primeur took on importance in 1950. Between the castles of the wineries, the old and the historic villages, and the exceptional landscapes, Beaujolais is a land to discover in a thousand and one ways: cultural tours, tasting routes, hikes, traditional festivals, outdoor sports or aquatic recreation!
Enjoy your stay at the campsite between South Burgundy and Beaujolais so you don’t miss out on these must-sees around Villefranche: