Glay limestones quarries (group)
This was once a yellow limestone extraction site characteristic of the southern Beaujolais. It supplied the region in construction material for centuries. As the only visitable quarry in the Rhône area, it is also a natural area of ecological interest.
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.