La Roche : The Rock, protected natural area

Inscribed on the official inventory of picturesque places in the Rhone region, the area spreads over 86 acres and includes the castle with its grounds and park, and annexes, farm buildings, an oven for making tiles and special kilns for drying them, a wash-house, a stone oven for baking bread, a mill on its own water course, and a lake. The ensemble makes up an exceptionally beautiful landscape.


The banks of the lake are an ideal place to picnic and visitors are welcome. They can check out the progress of the ongoing restoration work.

In season, there are activities for young and old proposed by Site de la Roche, a local cultural and historical association, art exhibitions, historical displays, concerts, guided tours, conferences, and pedagogical tours for schools.

Upcoming Events

  • June 18 and 19, 2016: Mill Days
  • July 9 and 10, 2016: Arts en Beaujolais
  • September 10 and 11, 2016: Heritage Days


> Facebook page of ‘Friends of the Rock, protected natural area’
> website of  the Friends of the Rock natural area: Amis du Site de la Roche
> Official website of the local government: Communauté des Communes Saône Beaujolais