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Beaujolais – UNESCO Global Geopark

The geographical area of the “Beaujolais” extends along the eastern edge of the Massif Central between the Saône river to the east and the Beaujolais mountains to the west. Located in the Rhône and Saône-et-Loire departments, it is the southern extension of wine-growing Burgundy. The vineyard begins beyond the town of Mâcon and extends over …

The cities of the Pyrenees and around with Andrew Morato

Mâcon gave its name to the nearby vineyards and wine ‘appellation’

Mâcon (Fr. Mâcon), historically anglicised as Mascon, is a city in east-central France. It is the prefecture of the department of Saône-et-Loire in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.  The city gave its name to the nearby vineyards and wine ‘appellation’. It borders the Beaujolais region, one hour by car from Lyon.

Tourism and main attractions

The city has an …

Interesting places in the Pyrenees and around with Jane Cautch

The Monastery of Notre-Dame-de-Prouille – the “cradle of the Dominicans”

The Monastery of Notre-Dame-de-Prouille (Fr. Monastère de Prouilhe), is the “cradle of the Dominicans”, where the first Dominican house, a monastery of nuns, was founded in late 1206 or early 1207. It is located in the Pyrenees, France, at the point where the road from Castelnaudary to Limoux crosses the road from Bram to Mirepoix.

First …