Beaujolais become an « UNESCO Global Geopark »
The Geopark Beaujolais is pleased to announce the officialization of its "UNESCO Global Geopark" label, in French "Géoparc mondial de l'UNESCO". A reward for all local actors who have committed to this approach since the end of the year 2012, and a new asset for our Beaujolais territory.
This label recognizes the remarkable character of the Beaujolais geo-heritages, and will enhance and protect the geology and geosites of the territory.
Famous throughout the world for its wines and vineyards, the Beaujolais is also a region shaped by man, who has reaped the benefits of the soil's diversity. Its past is literally written in stone: in the golden, red, white, grey or black rocks and stones that have visibly been put to good use in local construction. This remarkable geology has given rise to great diversity, not only in the landscapes and heritage, but also in terms of human activity, in the culture and traditions that form the identity of the Beaujolais region.