It’s Beaujolais Nouveau Time Festival 2019

When: Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Once a year on the third Wednesday in November, Beaujolais region in south Burgundy awakes. On 5 o’clock on previous Wednesday all the inhabitants as well as lot of tourists gather for wine tasting contest. The competitors have to identify 12 varieties of Beaujolais wines by tasting.

 

The winner gets wine barrel that is equal to his body weight. On the night between Wednesday and Thursday the region drags the attention of wine fans all over the world and the celebration of the new wine begins in Beaujeu (the town’s name).

 

The town’s streets become filled with celebrants that learn how to prepare wine from the local wineries’ owners. A torch parade is held and a lot of flashes lightening the sky. Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates, availability, and book rooms well in advance.

 

Exactly on midnight the BEAUJEU residents open the barrels of the new wine and declare the arrival of the Beaujolais. (The new Beaujolais has arrived!) (Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!).

 

On the same time Beaujolais bottles are being open all over the world. It is a real fiesta for wine fans.

 

Attractive prices suited for all budgets, Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY, Get Immediate confirmation by email.
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Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
 

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Contact details:
BEAUJEU ET SA REGION OFFICE DE TOURISME
Place de l'Hôtel de Ville,
69430 BEAUJEU
Phone: +33 (0)474692288
Contact Email:

Country Information

Capital:
Paris
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency:
230V 50Hz
Dialing country code:
+33
Time Zone:
UTC+1 (Summer UTC+2)
Language:
French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish).
Location:
Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain.
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The Paris Tourist Office's Main Welcome Center at Pyramides:
25, rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris Metro: Pyramides (line 7 or 14)
Climate:
Generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mist
France background and overview
Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. Since 1958, it has constructed a presidential democracy resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier parliamentary democracies. In recent years, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common exchange currency, the euro, in January 1999. At present, France is at the forefront of efforts to develop the EU's military capabilities to supplement progress toward an EU foreign policy.
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In-country dialing code:
4
Longitude:
4.666667°
Latitude:
46.083333°

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