Beaujolais UNESCO Global Geopark
Très Beaujolais

Vallon du Sornin

Site botanique intéressant, les gorges du Sornin sont classées.


This valley on the western flank of the Mont Saint-Rigaud boasts a different kind of flora from the rest of the region because it receives a lot of rain. Many of the plants that grow here, like sweet-amber, or tutsan, are normally found in Atlantic climates.

Cut into the Carboniferous (345 - 325 Mya) schistose rocks of Saint-Rigaud, the Vallon du Sornin plunges hikers into a rich abundance of nature, where Douglas firs mingle with the prairies on the lower slopes.

Vallon du Sornin
69790 Propières

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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.