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Le Tour des Pierres Dorées

110 km of hiking in the land of golden stones

The Tour of Pierres Dorées of 110 km, which is ideal for a few days on the road, takes you to discover an original territory where yellow ocher limestone adds to the beauty of houses, castles, churches and small heritage. A one-day or half-day excursion that starts from the geosites of the UNESCO Global Geopark or emblematic places and covers 12 circuits will allow you to explore all the facets and the geological richness of this unique region of Beaujolais. 12 circuits can be completed in a one-day or half-day tour starting from the geosites of the UNESCO World Geopark of Beaujolais, or emblematic places of the Pierres Dorées. These places witnessing the geological richness of the territory will allow you to discover all the facets of this colourful village:

  • The Lucenay quarry
  • Anse through the ages
  • Gleizé, the balcony of Morgon
  • Jarnioux on the traces of Tacot
  • Montmelas-Saint-Sorlin, the Sleeping Beauty's castle
  • On the heights of Oingt
  • The fortified medieval village of Ternand
  • Bagnols where the house is born from the ground
  • The mines of Chessy
  • Glay, the quarry of Pierres Dorées
  • Saint-Jean-des-Vignes, the Espace Pierres Folles
  • Chasselay on the slopes of Mont-d'Or

Plan your route

Information on the geology, heritage, environment, gastronomy... of the places crossed is available in the guidebook. You can find an accommodation place every night on the route or in the immediate vicinity. The list of accommodation places is available in the guidebook .

The retail price of this 96-page guidebook is €15.40

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Office de tourisme du Beaujolais

Villefranche : ouvert toute l’année
D’octobre à avril : du mardi au samedi de 10h à 12h30 et de 14h à 17h
De mai à septembre : du lundi au samedi de 10h à 13h et de 14h30 à 18h.
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