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Les Sarmentelles

Les Sarmentelles: experience Beaujolais Nouveau at its finest!

If there's an evening to come and enjoy Beaujolais, it's the 3rd Wednesday of November!

Located in Beaujeu, 50 minutes north of Lyon and in the heart of the Rhône Department, the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveaux is celebrated in the pure Beaujolais tradition: Les Sarmentelles! They kick off the Beaujolais Days entertainment program.

Every year, this night features a fascinating show comprising of entertainment, a Beaujolais wine tasting tour, a countdown to midnight, Beaujolais Nouveau, fireworks and a dance! It's a program that you cannot afford to miss. It has visitors coming from the four corners of the world!
Les Sarmentelles features five days of festivities with a dinner show, theme evenings, torchlight parade, inductions by the Compagnons du Beaujolais, a Beaujolais wine fair, a creative market, etc. Families too can enjoy themselves!


The festival is sponsored by celebrities every year. They include Philippe Candeloro, Maëva Coucke, Miss France 2018 and Bernard Pivot, all of whom promote the Beaujolais Nouveaux.
A real moment of friendliness!

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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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