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Cite medievale de Perouges

Centre Village, 01800 Perouges, France
+33 4 74 46 70 84
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Stunningly beautiful medieval village.

Perouges is a stunningly beautiful medieval village. It is a easy walk from the railway station... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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One of best small towns in France

It is easy to park outside and walk around in this old medieval town, which has been maintained in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Centre Village, 01800 Perouges, France
+33 4 74 46 70 84
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Perouges is a stunningly beautiful medieval village. It is a easy walk from the railway station. Although small business it's worth visiting the tourist office to get a map and a history of the village. The village is almost a journey back in time, it...More

Thank GarryUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is easy to park outside and walk around in this old medieval town, which has been maintained in its particular time niche better than nearly any other in Europe. There are no places one must see, since you will see them anyway as you...More

Thank travelin_tommy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went in December at Winter and July during Summer. Its a totally different experience for both visit. I love the feel of the medieval city. The church is very solemn in Winter too. The restaurant offers great food as well. Each side of the...More

Thank Cecille A
OTPEROUGES, Responsable réception at Cite medievale de Perouges, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello prices are the same in winter and summer on the cafés but it depends in whiwh café you'd like to take a drink. Some are more expensive than others. You will find water at the bakery too and hot drinks to take away if...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a hill overlooking the plain stretching towards lyon in the west and the Dombes in the north, this medieval fortified town is a must to visit. Ancient houses and beautiful views. The place is terribly crowded on weekends so go during the week if...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two hours walking around this charming medieval town. It has a beautiful church and an excellent museum showing tools and artifacts from the Middle Ages. It was not an overly crowded tourist spot. Just a peaceful place to visit and enjoy.

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 8 August 2017

visit early in the morning, so you can enjoy the place, we arrived late at night and left at 11 am and the place just started filling up, very well conserved, no modern items, commercial shops are very tasty, not spoiled - yet!?

Thank Pitchulina
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Pérouges is located 30 minutes drive from Lyon, a very convenient location for us to bring our guests to see a complete medieval town. It is small but full of history. Almost every house, every street and corner are photograph-able. There are some artisans residence...More

Thank dominique_hwang
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Perouge is a typical Medieval Village closed to Lyon (45 minutes by car). The visit of the village does not take more than 1 hour. Best tip would be to go before lunch, have a lunch on the main square and enjoy the typical "Tarte...More

1  Thank Nathalie G
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is really a must-see if you are visiting Lyon and have a car. The medieval city is almost as when it was built in the middle ages. But unlike many other places like this it is not spoiled by souvenir shops and other tourist...More

Thank Torben W
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Old village frozen in time! Residents have agree to maintain village as it was in medieval times(at least on the outside-interiors are very modern). Wear good shoes as the cobblestones are difficult to walk. In the center is a tree planted in the year of...More

Thank onlaydoc
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11 June 2016|
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Response from OTPEROUGES | Property representative |
Hello, if you want a good guide who knows the real History of the town you can book one at the tourist office of Pérouges for a group. If you are alone we have a free audioguided tour on Izi Travel app.
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Patti R
10 January 2016|
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Response from OTPEROUGES | Property representative |
Hello, the river boat cruise let you in Lyon, then you have to take a train (La Part Dieu station) to come to Perouges (Meximieux/Perouges station, 35 minutes). It cost about 9€/personn one way. Then you have to walk about... More
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Laura M
23 January 2015|
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Response from OTPEROUGES | Property representative |
Hello, there is a tourist office just before the entrance of the medieval city. It's a "pink" house on the little square with trees ans a big cross. The tourist office is open all year long (except during christmas... More
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