Discover the wine regions that lies on the outskirts of Lyon

Surrounded by the Rhône Valley, two of France’s best known wine-growing regions are located near the city: the Beaujolais region to the north and the Côtes du Rhône region to the south.


Chateau de Pizay, Beaujolais

Wine tours and guides from Lyon

Lyon is the perfect starting point to visit these world famous winery regions. TheThe Beaujolais Route du Vin (Wine Road), a narrow strip 23 km (14 miles) long, is home to nine of these deluxe Beaujolais wines, also known as grands crus. It is only 30 minutes away from Lyon by car making it easy for short-stay tourists to visit. With the aim of delivering the best wine experience in France, numerous great tours and regional guides are available and can be booked through the Office of Tourism.

Book an Excursion
Kanpaï Tourisme

take visitors on half day wine trips in Beaujolais and the medieval town of Perouges

Lyon is Yours 

organise day trips and Beaujolais getaways for wine lovers

French Flair

offer guided air-conditioned minibus trips to vineyards


After a short drive North of Lyon, visitors will go through several picturesque small villages surrounded by vineyards, an ideal excursion during a holiday in France.


Tourists can expect to meet friendly local winegrowers who talk about their job with genuine passion and knowledge passed down from previous generations. When visiting Beaujolais an appreciation of preserved vineyards is inevitable, particularly whilst you indulge in wine degustation – a prized heritage.

City wine bars


Experience good, hearty city enotourism and discover traditional French wine bars. Arts Hotels Lyon offers luxury accommodation in the prestigious neighbourhood of Cordeliers. With carefully appointed suits and apartments, business travellers and tourists benefit from a prime location in the gastronomic capital of Lyon. Located in the heart of the city near some of best win bars in the region, Arts Hotels is the ideal choice for those looking for a city apartment. Enjoy regional wine with cheese, smoked ham and foie gras at a local wine bar within walking distance of your short-stay home.

Wine bars