Oingt – Rhône-Alpes, France

Oingt is a commune in the Rhône department of the Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France. It is a classified and restored mediaeval village overlooking the valley of the Azergues river and belongs to the Pays des Pierres dorées ("Golden stone country"), known for its use of local limestone containing iron oxide which gives it a distinctive golden colour. It is listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France. The village is located in the Beaujolais region, north-west of Lyon, west of Villefranche-sur-Saône and the A6 motorway. It is connected by the D120 (running north-south) to Le Bois-d'Oingt and…