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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Rhône

Populated by nearly 900 residents, the village of Juliénas is located in the extreme north of the Rhône department, near the Saône-et-Loire and its vineyards of the Mâconnais. A fifteen kilometers from Macon and twenty kilometers of Villefranche-sur-Saône, Juliénas is a warm and welcoming village where the wine culture is an ancestral tradition. Dating back to over 2000 years, this vocation mainly targets Beaujolais. Juliénas The wine also has an AOC, as other vintages of the vineyard like the saint-love, flower, or of the Morgon Brouilly.

Outside of wine tourism, the village of Juliénas also offers an interesting historical heritage with buildings reflecting the typical architecture of the region over the centuries. Bordered by the mountain of Bessay, by Mount Rémont or the confluence of the Poor and Cotoyon stream, the village offers an exceptional nature, ideal for trekking and discovering the fauna and the local flora.

Geographical information

Latitude46.2355050 (N 46° 14’ 8”)
Longitude4.7099710 (E 4° 42’ 36”)
AltitudeFrom 217m to 655m
Surface area7.56 km²
Population898 inhabitants
Density118 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLyon (66 km, 56 min)
Insee code69103
IntercommunalityCC Saône Beaujolais

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Amour-Bellevue3.2 km (7 min)
Chénas3.9 km (8 min)
Saint-Vérand4.3 km (7 min)
Jullié4.4 km (7 min)
Pruzilly4.5 km (8 min)
La Chapelle-de-Guinchay5.1 km (7 min)
Émeringes5.3 km (9 min)
Chânes5.6 km (8 min)
Leynes5.8 km (10 min)
Chaintré5.9 km (11 min)
Romanèche-Thorins6.9 km (12 min)
Crêches-sur-Saône7 km (11 min)
Vauxrenard7.3 km (13 min)
Fleurie7.6 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Juliénas experiencing a tourism mainly turned to wine and culture, even though the village has beautiful old buildings. Joined

Historical Monument, home of the tithe was built between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This is a beautiful house facade with Italian, private today. It dates from the time when each winemaker paid his taxes in kind with grape bins.

Many wineries are of great interest in the town, like the castle of Juliénas the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries, the castle of Janroux the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, or the Wood Castle of La Salle Eighteenth century.

Many crosses are spread throughout the village, giving a special charm to the site, including the cross of Janroux, the cross of the Hotel des Vignes, the cross instead of the top, the cross of the Rice and the cross of Vaux.

Many wineries exist in the territory of Juliénas, to discover the production secrets of the AOC wine and sample some of its delicious wines. Hikes can also be arranged in the middle of grape varietals and vineyards and admire the local flora.

Events and festivities

Regularly in the year, the village of Juliénas offers various events mainly revolving around wine and its traditions.

Juliénas The weekly market is held every Monday morning from 8h to 13h. At the end of the year, the village also offers a Christmas market.

In November, Juliénales highlight the wine tradition of the village. There is a wine festival during which the Victor Peyret is granted to a personality defending the values ​​of the land and especially wine.


Friday 22 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 23°C
Saturday 23 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 24°C
Sunday 24 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 24°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Vineyard to cellar tour - The secrets of Beaujolais
Local flavours11 € to 37 € Romanèche-Thorins (3.8 km)
Helicopter flight over Bourgogne
Sports sensations74 € to 122 € Charnay-lès-Mâcon (9.5 km)
Tour and tasting of Beaujolais wine with the winegrower
Local flavours5 € Lantignié (11.8 km)
Atelier vitrail fusing and Qi Gong
Arts and Crafts70 € Mâcon (12.4 km)
Horse ride in Green Beaujolais
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 200 € Chamelet (34 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Solutré Rock
HikeEasy1h00Solutré-Pouilly (6.9 km)
Village visitEasy40 minVaux-en-Beaujolais (22 km)
Hidden Treasures Circuit
Village visitEasy1h00Villefranche-sur-Saône (27 km)
Towpath along the Saône
HikeEasy5h00Tournus (39 km)
From Maizeray to Saint-Martin-du-Tartre
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Tartre (46 km)


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