Beaujolais UNESCO Global Geopark
Très Beaujolais

Geopartners charter

  • Declinaison signature 01

There are numerous local players now involved in creating projects or initiatives in partnership with Geopark Beaujolais. They give their support to the Geopark scheme and involve the Geopark in their activities, to create new mediation tools, new products, initiatives or events. The "Geopark Beaujolais Geopartners" network was founded in order to support these organisations. The network provides support for organisations working on initiatives or projects in partnership with Geopark Beaujolais.

To become a geopartner, one of the conditions is to be involved in an initiative or project in partnership with the Geopark. The charter applies to:

• tourism service providers committed to providing top quality, and adapting their organisation to sustainable tourism;

• museums, associations and teaching establishments working on the topics related to the Geopark;

• local players working on a topic linked to the Geopark and showcasing the local economy.

This list is by no means exhaustive, and other types of activities can be added, depending on how the network evolves. The organisation in question will be added to the network under the name of its representative.

Geopartners List :

  • Declinaison signature 01


Along with all the people who have been working on Geopark Beaujolais since the beginning...

  • Img 2961
  • Geopark en fete credit geopark beaujolais 18
  • Soiree lancement geo evenements 2019 credit geopark beaujolais 7
  • Geopark en fete credit geopark beaujolais 31

We'd like to thank all those who participated in the launch of the Geopark project in Beaujolais, and helped compile the application and who have made some form of contribution to the success of the project: Institutions and associated members: the 130 towns of the Beaujolais region, Beaujolais Pierres Dorées Community of Communes, Ouest Rhodanien urban community, Saône Beaujolais Community of Communes, Haut-Beaujolais Community of Communes, Villefranche Beaujolais Saône urban community, Rhône Regional Council, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, Académie de Lyon education inspections department, the Tourist Offices, Destination Beaujolais, CCI du Beaujolais, Cluster trèsBeaujolais and many more.

Those in charge of the application: Luc Appercel, Serge Gabardo and Daniel Paccoud;

Local players and associations: Espace Pierres Folles, Atouts Beaujolais, Itinéraires Paysages Patrimoine, Amis de Bagnols, Amis de Salles-Arbuissonnas, Amis des Carrières de Glay, Amis de la Voie du Tacot, Association de Minéralogie l'Arbresle-Chessy, Académie de Villefranche et du Beaujolais, Amis Guides en Terre Beaujolaise, Déambule, Patrimoine en Haut-Sornin, Elles&Beaujolais, Hameau Dubœuf, Amis du Pays des Brouilly, and all those who made a contribution, however big or small, to the Geopark Beaujolais project;

The active members of work groups, particularly the group leaders Bruno Rousselle, Ginette Dufour, Chantal Pégaz and Serge Gabardo.

Participants in civil society who are supporting the project;

The network of Geoparks in France for its assistance and support in our application project and Jean-Luc Desbois, the network's president;

The Global Geopark Network for fruitful communication;

The editors of the application file for their availability, commitment and skills: Samuel Auray (CAUE 69), Marylise Bailhache (SMB), Arthur Barbary (SMB), Charlotte Besombes (SMB), Guy Blanchet, Clément Cazé (SMB), Quentin Charbonnier (COR), Alexandre Chignier (SMB), Xavier De Neeff (SMB), Jean-Claude Dubois, Bruno Ducluzaux, Claire Dupré (SMB), Pierre Gadiolet, Céline Hervé (CEN Rhône-Alpes), Douglas Martin (Fibois Rhône), Ouda Méchain (SMB), Jean-Luc Parel, Chantal Pégaz, Bruno Rousselle (Espace Pierres Folles), etc.

And all those who, in whatever way, have put their time and effort into the Geopark Beaujolais initiative!

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.