Beaujolais may be a small region but it is the biggest name in France’s cellar of light, fruity red wines. Famously drunk when young, Beaujolais wines are made from the Gamay grape which grows well on the granite soils of the hilly countryside to the north east of Lyon. The region sits in the Saône valley, in the pocket between the Rhône to the south and Burgundy to the north, and centres on the towns of Fleurie and Villefranche. Our pick of the best wine hotels in Beaujolais are dotted around these towns and numerous other villages. A very broad rule of thumb is that, in general, the quality of the wines increases as you travel north.
Not all wine hotels in Burgundy are about luxury and excess, we've found a couple that are perfect for those on more modest budgets.
If you're looking to woo a loved one at the same time as sampling the best of the reds, then our pick of romantic hotels in Beaujolais are for you; from no-holes-barred luxury to a cosy gypsy caravan.
Our selection of wine hotels near Beaujolais will suit those on a wider wine tour. The two recommendations below are ideal if you're also planning to explore Burgundy.
One suggestion to consider is to combine a stay in one of these Beaujolais wine hotels with a night or two in Lyon - a city that is a great wine and food-lovers’ centre. If you can't find a property to suit here, then expand your search and check out all our recommendations in Burgundy or take a look at our Ultimate Guide to wine hotels in France. Alternatively call or email a friendly guru for advice.
A characterful village inn with an excellent gourmet restaurant. Understated charm and great value for money. A more affordable spot to explore the Beaujolais region from.
Traditional 18th century timber frame farmhouse with stunning garden and terrace. Beautiful interiors combine period features with contemporary furnishings. Classic local dishes, regional home cooking and large breakfasts. A cosy lounge and very welcoming - an ideal hideaway for exploring the area.
A romantic chateau surrounded by acres of vineyards in the heart of Beaujolais territory. It has everything - a spa, a gourmet restaurant, fabulous rooms and suites, a swimming pool, and luscious greenery as far as the eye can see. A perfect spot for a wedding.
Medieval Château oozing romance and elegance making a hideaway luxury hotel. Celestial views over the vines and towards the lake from beautiful bedrooms. Enjoy the dishes at the restaurant, explore the spa treatments and walk under the 100 year old lime trees on the terrace. A romantic's paradise.
A lovely country house on the banks of a river, not far from Lyon. Very romantic rooms blend traditional materials with contemporary finishings for chic effect. Family rooms and a gypsy caravan too. Excellent dinner by arrangement, lots of markets to explore, and plenty of Beaujolais wine tasting.
A lovely country house hotel surrounded by vineyards and flower fields. Contemporary chic interiors include creamy rooms and an innovative restaurant that uses lots of spice with traditional ingredients. Swimming pool, wine tasting, and lots of neighbouring towns to explore.
A fortified château with pristine gardens and friendly service. Fairytale turrets with spiral staircases and stone-flagged floors house pretty pastel bedrooms with vast beds and antique furnishings. Fantastic food best enjoyed on the leafy terrace. An idyllic country escape.
A quiet B&B in an 18th century building. Large charming rooms feature antique furniture, artwork and lots of individual character. A tranquil garden terrace where breakfast is served. Elegant public areas within hotel. Unique, intimate and great value.