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Villefranche-Sur-Saône

Historicals and culturals discoveries

Heritage treasures Villefranche-Sur-Saône Heritage treasures Villefranche-Sur-Saône
  • Hôtel Mignot de Bussy Hôtel Mignot de Bussy
  • Park and Vermorel house in Villefranche-Sur-Saône Park and Vermorel house in Villefranche-Sur-Saône
  • Hôtel Dieu Chapel in Villefranche-Sur-Saône Hôtel Dieu Chapel in Villefranche-Sur-Saône
  • La Pêcherie district - Rue Nationale - Villefranche-Sur-Saône La Pêcherie district - Rue Nationale - Villefranche-Sur-Saône
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame-des-Marais Collégiale Notre-Dame-des-Marais
  • Italian house Italian house
  • Giliquin house - heritage treasures circuit Giliquin house - heritage treasures circuit
  • Hôtel Mignot de Bussy
  • Park and Vermorel house in Villefranche-Sur-Saône
  • Hôtel Dieu Chapel in Villefranche-Sur-Saône
  • La Pêcherie district - Rue Nationale - Villefranche-Sur-Saône
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame-des-Marais
  • Italian house
  • Giliquin house - heritage treasures circuit

VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-SAÔNE, HERITAGE TREASURES

Situated some 30 kilometres from Lyon, Villefranche-sur-Saône, the capital of the Beaujolais region enjoys the status of "Ville et Pays d'Art et d'Histoire" label, attesting to the historical and cultural wealth it offers its inhabitants and visitors.

With its Renaissance-inspired architecture, Villefranche-sur-Saône amazes with its urban treasures.

You will be surprised by the inner courtyards and private mansions, which will be the key points of your walk through the city as well as many other surprising sights of the city.

Follow the Hidden Treasures Route and learn about the history of Villefranche-sur-Saône. Whether accompanied by the Tourist Office's audio-guides on your Smartphone or by a tour guide, the 24 stages of the tour will unveil the secrets of our beloved city to you.


Make a stop at the Paul Dini Museum located right in the city centre to view its collection of modern art paintings. A renovated former Halle Grenette, the industrial aspect of the Museum is a fascinating sight to behold. You will be enriched by the history of the arts in the region.
It is impossible to talk about Villefranche without mentioning the tradition of the Conscripts who gather every year in January for memorable festivities for all the Caladois (inhabitants of Villefranche). You can learn all about this popular festival at the Musée des Conscrits, which connects the hearts and resonates with the voices of the Caladois.
Villefranche is also pleasant to stroll around! You can stroll down Rue Nationale, going from shop to shop. Make a stop at Place des Arts for a coffee or go to the indoor market to stock up on local products.

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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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