The Villes et Pays d'art et d'histoire label is awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Communication to territories that are engaged in a global policy of protection and enhancement of heritage for the general public.
The Villes et Pays d'art et d'histoire cultural project takes into account all the elements pertaining to natural and landscape heritage, architectural, urban and movable heritage, technical and ethnological heritage. These elements contribute to the identity of a territory by engaging the citizens and involving the stakeholders who participate in the architectural and landscape quality of life.
Beaujolais has been awarded the "Villes et Pays d'art et d'histoire" label. As the only designated site in the Rhône, this recognition bears witness to a wealth of varied and exceptional treasures.
Discover the history of the remarkable villages with a Pays d'Art et d'Histoire guide and lecturer who is committed to promoting and fostering this heritage.
Oingt, Theizé, Anse, Clochemerle, Villefranche sur Saône appear in a new light and revive Beaujolais. History can be discovered through Gallo-Roman ruins, Roman Catholic churches, countless castles, typical villages, etc.
Ranging from the hidden Renaissance courtyards of Villefranche to the Gallo-Roman and Medieval route of Anse through the golden facades of the medieval villages of Theizé, Oingt and the comical history of Clochemerle will make you guess the fascinating history of Beaujolais.