Beaujolais UNESCO Global Geopark
Très Beaujolais

Chiroubles Terrasse

A magnificient panorama of all the Beaujolais countryside with a view of the Mont Blanc on a clear day. Can be reached by car about 1 km below the "Fût d'Avenas".

You can admire the countryside from the many hiking trails criss-crossing the area, along which you might find "Gargantua's tomb".

This geological object is a quartz vein formed about 300 Mya, during the orogeny of the Hercynian mountain chain.

Chiroubles Terrasse
La Terrasse
69115 Chiroubles

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.