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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 …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The castle of Corcelles and its wineries

Château de Corcelles (Charolles) is a castle which stands on the former commune of Saint-Symphorien-lès-Charolles attached in 1896 to the commune of Charolles in the department of Saône-et-Loire, in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.

The Château, built during the 15th century and now listed as a historical monument, with its magnificent park and outdoor areas that bear witness …

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Château de Jonquières – one of the oldest family wine estates in the Languedoc

Jonquières castle (fr. Château de Jonquières) – one of the oldest family wine estates in the Languedoc. The Château de Jonquières is a 17th century building listed as a historical monument.

The facades and roofs, including the galleries, the staircase, the terrace, the carved arched door in the park have been the subject of an …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

Cassan castle – “Small Versailles of Languedoc”

Cassan Abbey (fr. Château-abbaye de Cassan) is an 18th-century building in France, classified as a historical monument. It is located in Roujan commune, Hérault département, Occitanie, near Montpellier.

The Augustinian priory was founded in 1080, on land donated by the Alquier noble family of Béziers A new church was consecrated on 6 October 1115.

The vineyard of …

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