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Cite medievale de Perouges

Centre Village, 01800 Perouges, France
+33 4 74 46 70 84
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Medieval Meander

Lovely little town that is well worth taking a turn off the highway to visit. We had not heard of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rastus
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Brisbane
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Small and delightful medieval village

We stopped here in the morning on the way to Provence. It was quiet because most places opened in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Danika H
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Wollongong, Australia
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Centre Village, 01800 Perouges, France
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely little town that is well worth taking a turn off the highway to visit. We had not heard of this site but we were very glad we stopped to visit. There are some very well preserved buildings and others that have been very carefully...More

Thank Rastus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here in the morning on the way to Provence. It was quiet because most places opened in the afternoon. It was lovely to explore the village and reminded us of the village in Disney's recent Beauty and the Beast.

Thank Danika H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you are in the area it will take you half an hour to visit it. its cute and charming and i's very well preserved. the only issue is shops close at noon and we were a bit surprised about that, in such a touristic...More

Thank DanielaDT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Perouges on our last day in Lyon and the weather was perfect for a visit that only took us 40 minutes from Vieux Lyon. What a delightful place, that started so well in the public car park, that it is best to park...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not a big place, and there are lots of tourists between 11 and 5, but Perouges is a unique village, which is almost devoid of any sign of the 21st, 20th or perhaps even 19th century. It's pebbly cobbles are a nightmare to walk...More

Thank Klinton
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This old town is quaint and picturesque. We found it disappointingly dull. Not as vibrant as Eze in Italy with little to see beyond the handful of buildings. Took us an hour from Lyon. Not worth the ride, but fine if you are in the...More

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OTPEROUGES, Responsable réception at Cite medievale de Perouges, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, we are surprised that you didn't enjoy your tour. The medieval city is not very big but is a very charming place for visitors. It's not full of shops as in some very touristic villages but you can really see the town and imagine...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely delightful little village . We fell in love with it . So well preserved. It was easy to imagine how life would have been in that period . Must visit if you are in Lyon or surrounding area . If there is only one...More

Thank 485shrutir
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

My sister in law suggested and insisted we visit this place. We drove from Lyon for an hour to get to this historical medieval town. The place is very well preserved and it is very beautiful. All houses and town center are the to five...More

1  Thank Frank H
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This was a wonderful place to wander around and absorb yourself in the medieval citie of Perouges. We drove there from Lyon (less than 30 mins), parked in the parking provided and walked in. Stunning from the get go. The cobbled roads, the amazing cottages...More

Thank Bron P
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Walled and perched on a small hill, it is a very well preserved medieval village. Mostly pedestrian. All constructions have the typical yellowish stones of the region. In April the village was so empty and shops mostly closed. A tradional paper production shop was open...More

Thank Tanmouss
OTPEROUGES, Responsable réception at Cite medievale de Perouges, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Hello, if you want to visit the town in april it's better not to come a wednesday because quite all the shops are closed. Because we don't have a lot of people this day. The week end and holidays, quite everything is open, as in...More

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chancellor1
Looking for recommendation and contact for a good guide for Perouges, France (outside Lyon) Thanks, jim james.barnes@indwes.edu
12 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
Hi. Is it easy to get from a river boat cruise to Perouge? What is the cost of transportation to and from and do you recommend a tour guide or are we good on our own?
11 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
Are English audio headsets offered for the cite medievale & is it always open?
24 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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