The Madonna

The Madonna

This little chapel was built around 1880. Crowned with a statue of the Virgin Mary, it was naturally named "The Chapel of the Madonna".

There are two hypotheses regarding the reasons for its construction :

  • As protection from downy mildew, (the scourge of the vine)
  • or to prevent the Prussians invading Fleurie in the war of 1875

A hand-picked grape harvest

In Beaujolais, the grapes are harvested by hand, a process which relies on the help of thousands of people from all over France and abroad.
Once the grapes have been transported to the fermenting cellar, the wine-producing process can begin.

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The Lily

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The elegant "lys de la Madone" (white lily) is a symbol of purity.
Its fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers announce the spring and provide the date for the grape harvests: 90 days after the flowering of the lilies, the winegrower begins the harvest.

The “Lily Trail”

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Hiking Code

Whether you’re taking a short walk or embarking on a long-distance hike, ensure that your adventure is both beautiful and safe by following some simple tips.