Beaujolais is one of France’s most geologically diverse regions, a diversity that lends its wines their special characteristics.

Located north of Lyon, the world-renowned Beaujolais wine region is the product of 500 million years of various geological phenomena.  


This geological past can be found in the region’s architecture and traditional know-how, as well as in the variety of its vineyards. The region has been designated a UNESCO Geopark due to the incredible diversity of its sub-soil and landscape.


Around 30 geosites await those keen to discover the mysterious and sumptuous Beaujolais wine region.



Syndicat Mixte du Beaujolais – Service Géoparc

172 Boulevard Vermorel

69400 Villefranche-sur-Saône