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The Beaujolais moors

In the hills of Quincié and Marchampt lies natural 30-hectare moorland crossed by waymarked paths and protected by an order rating it a "biotope area" since 1985. Fauna and flora are specific to this type of landscape.


They holds a mosaïc of important and rare natural habitats. More than 300 species of plants have been identified along with around a hundred animal species, including 11 remarkable species and some protected at a European level, such as the Eurasian Eagle Owl, the Northern Harrier and the Short-toed Eagle.

There are many hiking trails criss-crossing these moors, from which you can enjoy stuning panoramas (viewpoints over the vineyards, the wooded hills of the Haut-Beaujolais, the Saône plains and the Alps) at the heart of pristine nature.

The whole rest on a complex geological base dating back to the Primary Period (410 - 290 Mya), metamorphic rocks and magmatic rocks.

The Beaujolais moors
69430 Quincié-en-Beaujolais

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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.

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