Beaujolais UNESCO Global Geopark
Très Beaujolais

Geo-initiative, what is this ?

The geo-initiative contest is a call for projects which aims at helping new or previously existing geo-initiatives to emerge. A geo-initiative is a project which fits in the Geopark Beaujolais' philosophy (local and sustainable development, natural resources enhancement...).



Purposes :

  • Make emerge and valorize actions landed around the Geopark project
  • Maintain the mobilization of local stakeholders on the Aspiring Beaujolais Geopark
  • Develop local and sustainable economy linked to the philosophy of the project
  • Improve visibility and knowledge about the Aspiring Beaujolais Geopark to the general public

Programme des géo-événements 2019

Découvrez le Beaujolais, désigné Géoparc mondial de l'UNESCO en 2018, au travers de ses 54 géo-événements en couple, en famille ou entre amis ! Au fil des saisons, visites, balades, conférents ou ateliers vous emmènent à la rencontre ce territoire à la géologique singulière. Celle-ci lui a forgé une identité propre et a laissé son empreinte dans la diversité des paysages, des milieux naturels, des terroirs agricoles, des patrimoines bâtis, et jusque dans la convivialité de ses habitants !

La saison 2019 des géo-événements a été officiellement lancée le mardi 19 mars à l'occasion d'une soirée qui a réuni les organisateurs, les ambassadeurs, les médiateurs et les représentants de collectivités et de structures partenaires au projet Geopark Beaujolais.

Retrouvez ci-dessous le programme des géo-événements 2019 à télécharger.

Geo-initiatives' contest 2018

  • Logo Prix des Géo-initiatives 2018

After a first successfull edition in 2017, the geo-initiative contest is coming back in 2018 ! The events and tours of 2017 have been extremely strong moments for the Geopark Beaujolais. That's why we decided to focus on geo-events for 2018 !


The contest is open to everyone, whether you are an association, a company, a public structure, an institution, a school or a citizen. To participate, nothing complicated, you just have to read the detailed rules, and complete the online form before the 31st of January.

Geo-initiatives' awards 2017

  • Geo-initiative Sélection 2017

In the beginning of this year, the first edition of the contest is a real success : about 60 applications have been submitted in a month ! A broad diversity of project holders have submitted geo-initiatives : associations, companies, schools, public organizations... for a great diversity of projects, such as events, derivatives, geosite designs...

After a selection committee, 39 geo-initiatives were awarded. 4 of them are special mention of the jury, and 9 of them will receive a helping hand from the Geopark's team.

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.

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