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  • Tailor-made authentic hotel holidays to Rhone Valley

     

    Luxury holidays in Beaujolais and the Rhone Valley

    The regions of Beaujolais and Rhone extend to the north and south of the city of Lyon. Beaujolais is obviously famous for its wine but the rolling hills are a patchwork of vineyards and pretty villages and well worth exploring.

     

    Further south the landscape becomes more Mediterranean but there are areas of natural beauty with river valleys, mountains, forests and plains as well as more cultivated areas of vines, fruit and flowers. The villages are delightful with stone buildings and red roofs, there are numerous sporting activities and the gastronomy is excellent. The unique Chateau de Bagnols in the Beaujolais region enjoys a pretty location and combines details of the past with the facilities of a four star hotel.

    Use Beaujolais and Rhone as a stop en route to places further south but also for longer stays of exploring and relaxing. The region provides the perfect stopover for a self-drive touring holiday en route to Provence or to the French Alps and Lakes, or you can explore the Rhone Valley further as well as visiting Burgundy and Provence.

     

    Climate

    Average air temperature in Centigrade: Jan 12.4, Feb 11.5, Mar 12.5, Apr 17.6, May 20.1, Jun 26.5, Jul 28.4, Aug 28.1, Sep 26.1, Oct 21.1, Nov 15.8, Dec 13.5.

    Source: Direction de la Meteorologique de France

    Local highlights

    Cultural highlights include the Beaujolais vineyards, the Gastronomic centre of the city of Lyon, vineyards of the southern Rhone valley, Jazz festivals, Olive festivals, and the International shoe museum at Romans.

    Travel arrangements

    How you get there Self-drive: We recommend one night en route, perhaps in Champagne or northern France. The region is ideally placed for visiting en route to Provence, Languedoc-Roussillon and the Cote d'Azur as part of a touring holiday. By Air: with Lyon being the closest international airport.


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  • A tour to Provence

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    Travel southwards by car through Champagne, Burgundy and Beaujolais en route to Provence.

    Burgundy, Beaujolais and Rhone Valley to Provence touring holiday

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    Tour from Burgundy to Provence, through Beuajolais and the Rhone Valley

    French Alps and Lakes touring holiday

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    A dynamic touring holidays to the dramatic Alps
  • Chateau de Bagnols - Luxury holidays to Rhone Valley

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    The Château de Bagnols is an impressive and historic hotel in a beautiful location.

    Hotel Cour des Loges - Luxury holidays to Rhone Valley

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    A 5 star hotel in the heart of Lyon's old town with a Michelin starred restaurant and spa.

    Hotel La Pyramide

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    This is a 4 star hotel in the Roman town of Vienne, with an outstanding 2 Michelin star restaurant

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    France FAST FACTS

    Capital

    Paris
    Airport
    Main airports are in Paris, Bordeaux and Lyon, with scheduled and low cost airlines flying into the country from all over the UK.
    Currency
    Euro (£1 = Euro 1.24)
    Size
    Roughly 600 miles wide and 700 miles long
    Population
    66 million
    Average temperature
    Varies dramatically, from about 8 degrees in winter in Brittany to 26 degrees in summer in Corsica, with snow on the Alps and Pyrenees year-round

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