Date of visit: April 28, 20110
As I recall, I arrived in France on April 16, so it’s been 12 days since then. It’s been a very long trip this time.
I stayed in Lyon for the night before and did a little sightseeing in Lyon in the morning, but it was surprisingly disappointing and the weather was cloudy and cold.
I heard it read « one ». It’s difficult…
On the way to the village, we took the wrong road. Moreover, this village is so small that it is hard to find even on a map…. It was very difficult to find it.
We somehow arrive at the village. Park your car in the parking lot at the entrance. Right in front of a building like this.
This seems to be a wine curve. By the way, there were a lot of wine fields on the way here.
But have you guys noticed that already? Actually, around here, yes.
It’s the famous « Beaujolais district »! I didn’t notice it at all until I arrived here. Well, to be precise, I couldn’t read the spelling of « beaujolais » very well ^^.
I saw the signboard above that said « Beaujolais Wine Road » many times on the way to this place, but I didn’t realize that it was Beaujolais area at that time.
I hadn’t noticed it yet even when I was taking this picture. If you look closely, you’ll see it’s upside down, but it says « Beaujolais » on it.
Now, this village is located in the Beaujolais region. The first impression is the color of the stone wall. The bright orange is very characteristic, isn’t it?
In fact, all the houses with stone walls of this color on the way to this place were this color. It must be the unique color of the stone in the area. I think it also makes the village look more beautiful.
Among the colorful stone-walled villages of the Beaujolais region, Oingt is the most beautiful. The houses and streets are very well kept, and you can see that they are putting a lot of effort into tourism. It’s very comfortable to walk around.
Wan is located in the Beaujolais region with its rolling hills and sits on a hill higher than the other villages.
And the church. Isn’t it very nice with a kind of pop feeling?
This is a shot from the entrance of the church.
It was a very small village, but the houses with impressive stone walls, the well-kept alleyways and the whole atmosphere of the village. Above all, a beautiful village in the Beaujolais region. I can’t say enough about it. But unfortunately, the wine caves were not open…
As boring as Lyon was, I really felt soothed by the beauty of this village.
Next, we’ll head to a beautiful village in the northeast of Lyon.