Beaujolais UNESCO Global Geopark
Très Beaujolais

Charter of ambassadors

A network of volunteers, Ambassodors of Geopark Beaujolais ("Ambassadeurs du Geopark Beaujolais"), comprised both of individuals and organisations, has been created to transmit information about the work of the institutional bodies directly involved on the field and to promote the values and development of Geopark Beaujolais.

The Syndicat Mixte du Beaujolais, joint association in charge of the Geopark Beaujolais project, brings together all the inter-communal bodies in the Beaujolais region (and therefore all the municipalities they are comprised of), making all the communities (town halls and inter-communal bodies) ambassadors to the Geopark Beaujolais!


Till today, the "Syndicat Mixte du Beaujolais", which brings the Geopark in Beaujolais approach, has signed 9 charter of ambassadors with the following partners, representing more than 1 000 ambassadors!

Atouts Beaujolais (119 members)

Office de Tourisme Beaujolais Vignoble (240 members)

Amis Guides en Terre Beaujolaise (14 members)

Espace des Brouilly (50 members)

Destination Beaujolais - Federation of Tourist Offices (around 30 members)

Office de Tourisme Beaujolais des Pierres Dorées (378 members)

Rhône Tourisme - Agence de Développement Touristique (70 members)

Itinéraires, Paysages et Patrimoine (around 20 members)

Espace Pierres Folles (136 members)

Longeval, art, nature et patrimoine en Beaujolais

And others coming soon ...

And all the people who work on the Geopark Beaujolais since the start ...

We would like to thank all the people who participated in the initiation of the Geopark Beaujolais, as well in the preparation of the application and who, through their involvement, contributed to the success of the project :

Institutional actors and elected people associated: les 130 communes du Beaujolais, Communauté de communes Beaujolais Pierres Dorées, Communauté d'agglomération de l'Ouest Rhodanien, Communauté de communes Saône Beaujolais, Communauté de communes du Haut-Beaujolais, Communauté d'agglomération Villefranche Beaujolais Saône, Conseil Départemental du Rhône, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Inspection d'Académie de Lyon, les Offices de Tourisme, Destination Beaujolais, CCI du Beaujolais, Cluster trèsBeaujolais, ...

Elected people in charge of the project: Luc Appercel, Serge Gabardo et Daniel Paccoud ;

Local actors and associations: l'Espace Pierres Folles, Atouts Beaujolais, Itinéraires Paysages Patrimoine, les Amis de Bagnols, les Amis de Salles-Arbuissonnas, les Amis des Carrières de Glay, les Amis de la Voie du Tacot, l'Association de Minéralogie l'Arbresle-Chessy, l'Académie de Villefranche et du Beaujolais, les Amis Guides en Terre Beaujolaise, Déambule, Patrimoine en Haut-Sornin, Elles&Beaujolais, le Hameau Dubœuf, les Amis du Pays des Brouilly, et tous ceux qui participent de près ou de loin à la démarche Geopark en Beaujolais ;

Active members of the working groups particularly Bruno Rousselle, Ginette Dufour, Chantal Pégaz and Serge Gabardo, group leaders ;

Civil society actors who support the project ;

The French network of Geoparks and his President Jean-Luc DESBOIS, for its support in our project and support in our application for the UNESCO Global Geopark ;

The Geoparks Global network for the richness of works and discussions ;

The writers of the application file for their availability and the their 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), ...

And all those who could, in one way or another, get involved in the dynamic of Geopark Beaujolais!

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.