In one week, you will have plenty of time to enjoy your stay by visiting the northern district of Villefranche-sur-Saone, the Musée Des Conscrits, the various castles of Beaujolais such as the Château de Vaurenard, the Château de Pravins, or Château de Longsard. Be sure to discover art galleries such as Le Moulin des Créateurs or the gallery at the old town hall. You can also walk into town and visit the local market, stroll among the shopping streets, go shopping in the luxury boutiques, taste local products, partake in sports activities (golf, hiking), go for a walk on the banks of the Saône and swim in the waters of Bordelan... or how about an excursion to Lyon or Dijon, making a stop at one of our Hotels Restaurants Campanile at Dijon and Lyon. In the evening, the hip bars on Rue National welcome you to share an "aperolounge" with friends before you leave head out to enjoy the city's restaurants and nightclubs. The Théâtre de Villefranche-sur-Saône also offers performances and events to really make your evening unforgettable.
Among the traditional recipes of Burgundy, your stay in one of our Campanile hotel-restaurants in the area will allow you to discover or rediscover the snails of Burgundy. If you think you don’t like snails, regional recipes could make you change your mind. Cooked in the oven with butter, garlic, shallots, parsley and sometimes mustard, Burgundy snails are undeniable part of this region worth discovering. Of course, choose a local white wine to accompany this traditional dish, and enjoy!
During your stay at the Campanile hotel, for dessert, breakfast or even a snack, treat yourself to the many regional specialties. We thoroughly recommend wine figs, walnut tart and the local red berries (au gratin with yogurt but especially in crumble)! And since Lyon is only a few kilometers away, try the traditional Lyons bugnes: delicious little fried donuts that also called oreillettes.
An essential element of your stay in Villefranche-sur-Saône if you enjoy fine wines: the vineyards of Beaujolais, which are associated with the vineyards of Burgundy. You are probably familiar with Beaujolais Nouveau, but it's also an opportunity to discover Brouilly, Côte-de-Brouilly, Morgon, Chénas and Saint-Amour. These wines are a heavenly accompaniment to local recipes. A wine route has even been created at the heart of a dozen grape vineyards which goes through Villefranche-sur-Saône: a great opportunity for a walk with family or friends!
If you visit the city in May (around the 22nd for the International Day for Biological Diversity), you will have the chance to enjoy the Festival of Nature, consisting of five days of free entertainment on the theme of nature. Adults and children alike will be able to share informative and entertaining moments by browsing an organic market, attending conferences, exhibitions that explore ecology and sustainable development, participating in nature workshops and visiting an educational farm! Many different stakeholders mobilize to ensure the success of this party, including local authorities, schools, businesses and individuals.
The Corrida de Villejuif is a sporting event organized by the local authority each year in October. More than 1,000 people take part in the various events: 5 and 10 km races, "Little Wolves Race" and "Mini Race" for kids, as well as the "College Challenge Course" race. There’s nothing like the comfort of a room at your Hôtel Restaurant Campanile Villejuif to unwind after all the excursion!