Region in northern Rhône and northeastern Loire departments, east-central France. It is located east of the Massif Central and west of the Sâone River. The region is wooded and supports local forestry; its highest point is Mount Saint-Rigaud, elevation 3,310 ft (1,009 m). East of the mountain are the limestone escarpments of the Côte Beaujolaise, which support a world-famous red wine industry.
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