The landscape seen from the summit, the view and different points on the site show its bedrock and man’s presence over time.It shows the territory’s evolution and the birth of the Brouilly region.
Can be reached by car from the D37 between Belleville and Beaujeu.
The mountain is a protected area classed as "Espace Naturel Sensible" (Sensitive Natural Area). It offers a sweeping panoramic view over the four main landscape features of the region : "val de Saône", the vineyard hills, the "Pays des pierres dorées" and the "monts du Beaujolais".
Two hiking trails (1,5 and 3 Km) dotted with whimsical sculptures and spectacular views wind around the summit. If you follow them, you'll find out all about the history, the vineyards, the legends and the geology of Mont Brouilly.
The geology is visible, laid bare by the various quarries on the hill that were once exploited for "Pierre Bleue" (blue stone), a metamorphic rock from the Devonian (410 - 360 Mya) that attests to the marine age of this region.
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.