Beaujolais and Pérouges - Full day
One-day tour in the Beaujolais and Dombes areas
Set out with your guide Olivier, expert in oenology, in search of the loveliest natural and tourist sites around Lyon. Visit listed villages that rank among the "Most Beautiful Villages in France" and get to taste various Beaujolais wines. This is a tour among friends, with a rich programme of visits and authentic encounters!
In the morning, you'll discover Les Pierres Dorées, one of the loveliest wine-growing regions in France. You'll pass through several picturesque villages built from ochre-coloured stones, and be able to admire the magnificent scenery and châteaux. You'll also get to visit Oingt, a picturesque medieval town with unforgettable street names, such as Tyr-Laine [Wool carding street], Coupe-Jarret [Leg Ache Street], Trayne-Cul [Always on your backside street].
You'll meet a keen winegrower. He'll take you on a tour of his facilities and share all his Beaujolais wine-making secrets with you. Then you can sharpen your palate by trying to identify the various aromas during a wine tasting session. Friendly atmosphere guaranteed!
At lunchtime, you can enjoy delicious local cuisine in a typical Beaujolais bistro. Menu prices start at €16 during the week and €24 at the weekend. Meals are not included in the tour.
In the afternoon, drive through the Dombes area, a truly magical region where water, the earth and nature combine to produce some truly wonderful landscapes.
Then visit Pérouges, with its medieval architecture untouched by time, where the first "The Three Musketeers" film was shot. Take a stroll down Rue des Rondes, with its uneven paving stones, and admire the old 13th and 16th century houses.
You can then make the most of 30 minutes of free time to stroll past the craftsmen's stalls in search of a souvenir, taste the "galette de Pérouges", a delicious local speciality, or Bugey wines at the Caveau Saint-Vincent wine store (wine tasting here is not included in the tour), before driving back to Lyon
- Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences.
- Booking is necessary.
- Cancellation free of charge 72 hours before schedule activity.
- We recommend wearing walking shoes and a warm jacket.
- Children's car seats are compulsory for children under 8. Please request when booking.
- This tour is also available in Spanish,on request.
- Tasting of at least 4/5 different wines.
& practical information
Discovery of the vineyard and the Dombes in mini coach great comfort
Child till 12
In front of the Tourist Office, place Bellecour - Lyon 2nd
Metro A or D > Bellecour
one day-trip in a french province
it was a great opportunity to see the ancient village of Perruge, to learn about winemaking in France, to taste wines. Thanks to the guide Olivier who helped with this.
Tour was great
Tour guide was awesome
Beaujolais vineyard and cellar wine tasting were particularly very good, our guide was great as well.
Beautiful scenery & villages
Lovely relaxed tour of some beautiful historic villages in stunning countryside; With a tasty visit to a family winery. Comfortable transport in air conditioned car & a very informative , friendly guide.
Great tour guide
Knowledgeable and friendly tour guide, wonderful tour and meal.
Lovely trip with excellent guide
Had a lovely trip through the Beaujolais countryside visiting a very nice vineyard and having the wine making process explained to us. Sampled some excellent wines and cheese with the option to buy some if desired. Visited some very pretty towns and villages, and had a lovely lunch in a picturesque setting, finally culminating in a tour of Perouges. Our guide was excellent and I would definitely recommend this tour if visiting Lyon.
Response from ONLYLYON Tourism
17/06/2019 by Laetitia, Lyon City Expert
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A change of Heart.
My first visit to France, I arrived thinking that my favourite wine was from Cote du Rhone but following these two journeys I swapped my allegiance to Beaujolaise. Both tour guides were excellent and perhaps the trip to Beaujolaise was the best. Thank you Olivier, sorry Justin not that there was a problem.
The Tourist office was in a good location. The staff friendly and very helpful. We got a great wine tour, which we enjoyed very much.
Nice Day Trip from Lyon
Although we have gone on other trips outside of Lyon on our own, it was really nice not to have to worry about all the logistics ourselves and just be taken care of by the tour guide. There was 7 of us - a nice size group. Along the way to the wine tasting, the tour guide made a couple of stop overs so we could take some photos of the beautiful landscape/castle etc. We had a quick tour of Oingt, a small village. We then had the wine tasting at a small winery that had been around for 8 generations. It was great and we all enjoyed Etienne's wine. We had lunch at a bistro - good food with reasonable pricing. The last stop was Perouges. All in all, everyone in the group had a wonderful time and I would recommend this to others. The cost was 105euros for the 8 hour trip.
Response from ONLYLYON Tourism
25/06/2018 by Laetitia, Lyon City Expert
Thanks for your feedback. I'm very happy to see that you enjoyed this full day tour in Beaujolais and Pérouges.
Delightful and informative
Justine, the tour guide was helpful, knowledgeable and fun. This is a small, personal and worthwhile tour. The vineyard, villages and lunch stop all add something to the experience.