A charming guest house full of history - History

When you need a break

Welcome to les Jardins de l'Hacienda bed and breakfast.

In Tarare (69 - Rhône), in the heart of Beaujolais, Bruno and Françoise will welcome you in his charming guest house full of history.

You can choose either one of the 2 double bedrooms or the twin bedroom, according to your needs. Each room is fully equipped with a private bathroom (shower and toilets), a private terrace with its own garden furniture, wifi and TV, in a warm South American atmosphere.

Between green Beaujolais and red Beaujolais, gastronomie and farniente are all at hand along with the pleasure of discovering a wonderful region at 30 minutes away from Lyon by motorway A89.

Les Jardins de l'Hacienda, bed and breakfast, a pleasant stop on your way either to the sunny South or the nearby alpine ski resorts, a place to unwind in a calm and cosy atmosphere, a place which could well turn into your "holiday home" !

Les Jardins de l'Hacienda History

L'Hacienda du Danguin, built as a "Hunting Lodge", probably between 1850 and 1870 , belonged to Raoul Barlerin (grand grand father of our family). A general practitioner and chemist, he was the inventor (in 1863) of the "CAFE BARLERIN", a healthsome drink which made him famous along with the "MEXICAN FLOUR", a medicine destined to children and sick people.

Caféal BarlerinFarine mexicaine

His reputation and fame brought him many awards and he started to try and heal his co-citizens with a republican weekly publication : "Le Bon Citoyen de Tarare et du Rhône" for which he was the Head Editor, with the following motto appearing on top of the first page :

« The value of a man comes from his work or his good deeds. »

As a Republican, he was elected three times as a member of the Tarare Municipal Council (from 1873 to 1880) without adhering to any political party. At the age of 63, still reckless, he started a factory of printing, cardboards, publicity, and of course food products...
He was busy with about everything, even wine! In those days, the Hacienda du Danguin vineyards were well known and received many awards !

Raoul Barlerin

The "Bon Citoyen" was on press until 1913/1914 and the food products production would cease by the eve of Word WAR II. The printing factory has lived through four generations until this day. I have been its President for 37 years (1969/2006). Today, new investors still run it under the same trademark : "BARLERIN PRINTINGS".

Bruno and "les Jardins de L'Hacienda" wish to keep alive this old tradition of hospitality which is the spirit of this family house, and I will be more than happy to tell you more about Raoul Barlerin.