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Mont Saint Rigaud, scenic viewpoint

Mont Saint Rigaud is the highest point in the department of the Rhône. At the top, a wooden tower with scenic viewpoint map surveys the Alps. The miraculous Saint Rigaud spring is believed to have many beneficial properties and is well worth the hike.


More this facilities, some picnic tables are laid out here and there, and there are two informative boards telling you about the history of the mount, its particular flora, etc, and recounting the legend of the Saint-Rigaud spring, a source of miracle...

This Mont is blanketed with mixed forest of the oak-hornbeam type. Its massif holds a wealth of nature and is classed as a ZNIEFF (high-value ecological sites in France). It is the only place where Eurasian treecreeper is known to reproduce and is also home to several rare animal species, such as the Boreal Owl.

The highest peak of the Rhone is made up of volcanic rocks encased in the schistose rocks from the Carboniferous (345-325 Mya).

Mont Saint Rigaud, scenic viewpoint
Monsols
69860 Deux-Grosnes

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Geopark Beaujolais

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.