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Camping near Villefranche-sur-Saône

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Discover Villefranche-sur-Saône

Capital of Beaujolais, Villefranche-sur-Saône, close to the Portes du Beaujolais campsite, contains in its heart of the city a collection of listed Renaissance buildings, composed of mansions with remarkable facades and courtyards. These architectural treasures dot the surroundings of National Street, a 1,500-metre-long shopping thoroughfare that forms the beating heart of the city.

Behind the ancient ramparts of the city, the old Villefranche-sur-Saône concentrates important places of life and cultural sites such as the covered market, the theatre of the Place des Arts, the Beaujolais Wine Area, the Museum of The Consscripts and the Museum of Art contemporary Paul Dini.

Every year in January, the Festival of the Conscripts is a veritable local institution, born of an ancient military tradition, during which the men of the city parade by age classes.

Top 6 things to do in Villefranche-sur-Saône

Take advantage of your stay at the campsite in Villefranche-sur-Saône to discover some of the must-sees of the Beaujolais capital:

  • Taste Beaujolais wines in tasting areas, wine shops or wine bars.
  • Enjoy the landscaped banks of the Saône, with its walking trails, swans and ducks, and children’s playgrounds.
  • Discover the collegiate Notre-Dame-des-Marais built from the 12th to the 16th century, its listed organ, its 72-metre-high bell tower and its set of stained glass windows dating from the late Middle Ages.
  • Stroll through the big Monday market between the stalls of local producers, but also stalls of clothing or various crafts.
  • Discover the secrets of Villefranche through an unusual guided tour that will take you to the hidden courtyards and entrances of the most beautiful mansions in the historic centre.
  • Discover the Exhibition Park, the Beaujolais Nouveau festival every 3rd Thursday in November and the city of Villefranche labelled « Country of Art and History ». Participate in the Marathon race on the Saturday following the Beaujolais festival and at numerous sports championships (France/Inter-region) at the Palais des sports de l’Escale, or the French table tennis championships 2020 (28/02 to 1 March 2020).
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Ideal campsite for a holiday in Villefranche-sur-Saône

Staying at the campsite in Villefranche-sur-Saône is an opportunity to discover the rich territory of Beaujolais, whose dynamism is largely concentrated in its capital. Lovers of fine wines as well as simple curious of the traditions of our regions will benefit in Villefranche many discoveries.

The Les Portes du Beaujolais campsite offers you to stay in the heart of the vineyard, in the relaxing setting of the banks of Saône, a few minutes from the historic centre of Villefranche, its famous markets, its cellars, its museums and its lively shopping streets.

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