The hamlet of la Basse Ronze is part of the municipality of Régnié-Durette, the village in the valley with its twin towers. The town of Beaujeu that gave its name to the Beaujolais, and Belleville (at the exit of the Autoroute du Soleil) are close by. The Beaujolais’ claims to fame are not only its wines and gastronomy, but also its unique character: a harmonious mixture of authentic rural landscapes and a lively social and economic environment. Therefore, the Relais des Tulipes will offer you the ideal spot for a varied and satisfying holiday.
After a day well-spent of hikes, bicycle tours or just reading in the shade, in the Beaujolais a good glass of wine (or two…) is almost obligatory. Our good friend next-door produces excellent wines and will be happy to make an appointment for you to sample his produce. Santé!
A day in the city of Lyon is hardly enough to discover all of its treasures: the relics of the impressive Roman city that it once was, its lively and authentic old centre, its museums and its restaurants! Transport is easy by train (from Belleville) or by car (45 min), using one of the many parking garages downtown. Another point of interest is Cluny with its famous abbey ruins.
Want some adventure? Get your kicks in the Parc Aventures Concept in Avenas, where there are tree-climbing trails laid-out for all ages. You will find it in the forest on top of the hills to the north.
A tip for those who do some more sport: take a bicycle with you or rent one, so that you can benefit from the various trails that have been laid out, or discover the bicycle-friendly Ain, across the Saône river.
Almost every day of the week there is a farmer’s market in one of the neighbouring villages where you can stock-up with fresh produce. Don’t miss also the regular flea-markets in the area, or the Saturday-market in Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne, held in the medieval market hall.
In short: a beautiful environment that offers a lot of inspiration! Also for our good friend Ben Rikken who made these paintings and drawings.