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Camping in South Burgundy

Located on the Saône 7 kilometres from Villefranche, the capital of Beaujolais, the Portes du Beaujolais campsite is ideally located to discover this rich territory. The one in southern Burgundy is also reaching out to you, with the first towns of Saône-et-Loire just 30 kilometres away.

Visit southern Burgundy

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!

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Between the north of Lyon and the south of Burgundy, 7 days of discoveries thanks to 7 itineraries

Burgundy and Beaujolais
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The Life of Castle
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The Hidden Treasures of the Capital of Beaujolais
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10 reasons to discover Beaujolais
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1009 metres, the roof of Beaujolais
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In Beaujolais, go organic!
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Beaujolais... south... and more in Burgundy!
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Beaujolais Family Day
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Top 10 things to do in Burgundy

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.

  • The abbey of Cluny, to dream in the remains of what was the largest religious building of the Western world in the Middle Ages.
  • Tournus, the seaside town of Saône known for its Saint-Philibert abbey, its churches and chapels, its Hôtel-Dieu, its Greuze museum and its cycling museum.
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  • The fortress of Berzé-le-Châtel which majestically dominates the Lamartinian valley.
  • Paray-le-Monial, a small riverside town notable for its sumptuous bedside basilica, numerous chapels and Renaissance buildings.
  • The hospices of Beaune, emblematic of all Burgundy with their glazed tile roofs.
  • The rock of Solutré, the most famous natural site of Burgundy, and the museum of prehistory located at its feet.
  • Chalon-sur-Saône: a must-see in Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy’s second largest city is home to many treasures, including St. Vincent’s Cathedral and St. Peter’s Church, several remarkable wood-panelled houses, and its Nicéphore Niépce museum.
  • Visits to wineries with tasting: like the castles of Chamirey, Chanson-Beaune or Chassagne-Montrachet.
  • The Château de Couches, a fortress of the Duchy of Burgundy consisting of a dungeon, ramparts and undergrounds from the Middle Ages, a chapel of the 15th, a dwelling and a romantic mansion on the edge of the basin dating from the 19th century.
  • The green-lane cycling ride along the banks of Saône de Mâcon in Givry.
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Introducing 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!

Top 10 things to do in Beaujolais

Enjoy your stay at the campsite between South Burgundy and Beaujolais so you don’t miss out on these must-sees around Villefranche:

  • The Château de la Chaize, one of the largest wine castles of Beaujolais and its Lenôtre gardens, located in Odenas.
  • Villefranche-sur-Saône, its architectural treasures, its historic market, its collegiate and the landscaped banks of the Saône.
  • Clochemerle.
  • The Beaujolais golf course in Lucenay, its panorama of the cultivated valleys of vineyards and the villages with golden stones.
  • The Hamlet of Wine, museum of vines and wine in Romanèche-Thorins.
  • The Wine Route, to discover or rediscover the wines of the region and their production.
  • Beaujeu, another historic capital of Beaujolais that kicks off the Beaujolais Festival every year.
  • Mr. Oingt.
  • The Mad Stones space of Saint-Jean-les-Vignes, its interactive museum, its geological trail and its botanical garden.
  • Mount Brouilly: emblematic of Beaujolais and with a chapel at its top, it is the subject of sublime hikes.
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