Beaujolais UNESCO Global Geopark
Très Beaujolais


Val de Saône - educational programme : In partnership with the "Conservatoire d'espace naturels" and the "Groupe Vicat", this educational programme spread over 2 half-days has allowed to the students of Jean-Moulin high school of Villefranche-sur-Saône, to approach the notion of biodiversity in link with human activities. It's the second year after 2016/2017.

Landscape / Geology - educational programme : Since a few years, the school of Montmelas-Saint-Sorlin village has been developing a nature trail located in the proximity of village centre, through information panels. Every year, the school chose a theme that students work in class by completing the information on the panels. In 2017, students approached the theme of landscape (geography and geology).

Oral presentations (some of the oral presentations) : "Olympiades de Géosciences" - presentation of the Geopark Beaujolais (concept and geological history) / Claude Bernard College - presentation of the Geopark, "Parc Naturel Régional", and National Park" concepts / Saint-Didier-sur-Beaujeu School - one day to the Mont Brouilly geosite for discovers these landscapes, this history, and these legends.

General public

Visits of the sites, activities, conferences, etc. This is the events the Geopark Beaujolais and its partners organize throughout the year.

Highlights of 2018 inclue the Geopark Forum, the European Heritage Days, the "Fête de la science", and the "Concours des Géo-initiatives".

To be informed and participate in events, you can follow the Geopark on social networks and the website.


Training "le génie du lieu" : The Academic Training Program allows teachers to update and supplement their knowledge. In this context and in partnership with the "Conseil d'Architecture, d'Urbanisme et de l'Environnement Rhône Métropole" and the "Délégation Académique aux Arts et à la Culture", some 30 teachers took part in two training days on the themes of architecture and landscape entitled "le génie du lieu". It's the second year after 2016/2017.

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.