The village of Fleurie

le village de Fleurie en Beaujolais

The Town of Fleurie

Around the year 1000, the site of Fleurie was already occupied when the Abbey of Arpayé, a dependant of Cluny, settled in Chaffangeons.

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During the 19th century, the village took its current form, with population growth, increased wine activity, creation of a market, fairs and the construction of a church and the Chapel of the Madonna. This was also a period of serious vine disease which weakened economic activity.

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The establishment of a winegrowers' cooperative and the opening of a campsite in the 20th century established the village's reputation as a centre of wine production and tourism.
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In 2008, Fleurie was awarded the label of "Green Resort", a recognition of the quality of reception in villages or small towns that develop tourism while maintaining their authenticity.

The Town Hall

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Around 1897, Monsieur Pondevaux built a castle in the middle of a vineyard. The local council decided to purchase it and this castle became the current Town Hall in 1937. In 1988, some rooms were restored, whilst preserving the authenticity and elegance of the place.

The Church

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After the French Revolution, the existing church was repaired and a bell tower was added. Despite extensive refurbishment in 1847, the church was no longer admired.

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It was therefore demolished and rebuilt in the same place, in a neo-Gothic style, in 1862. In 1940, Mademoiselle Couibe created a St Martin sculpted from the wood of an old wine press. In 2015 and 2016, the church was restored to its former design.

The “Lily Trail”

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Hiking Code

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