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Amazing village from the Middle Ages

A beautiful small ancient village. Fantastic half day trip from Lyon by public bus. Bit of a hike... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Great authentic village

We traveled here during the day after a visit to Lyon. It is approximately 30 minutes drive from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“cobbled streets”(11 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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01800 Perouges, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful small ancient village. Fantastic half day trip from Lyon by public bus. Bit of a hike up the hill. But otherwise, lovely spot to visit

Thank hips2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool views, overrated bistros, very nice/historical buildings and friendly locals. It took us 2hours on our slowest, so don't think this is a daytrip!

Thank noaniem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled here during the day after a visit to Lyon. It is approximately 30 minutes drive from there. You can park the car at the parking just before the entrance to the village. Parking was a fixed fee of 2 euro's, to be paid...More

2  Thank FlyinDutch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 13th century village is located about 30km northeast of Lyon, started off under the Earldom of Savoy. The villagers had several wars with the French military who were interested to take over this strategically located village. Finally, they succeeded and in 1601 the village...More

2  Thank Peter C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this beautiful town in 2014 and reviewed that the bus stop sign in Lyon was too tiny. When I returned this year, I found the bus stop opposite Hotel Dieu was very clear, as shown in the photos.

3  Thank Shirley Y
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Perouges on our way from Lyon to Beaune. My wife is mobility challenged so Perouges was not a good choice for us. Parking is a walk from the walled town and the streets are cobblestones and sort of treacherous. Many tourists roaming the...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Ideal for those looking to submerse themselves in a little bit of culture/history as well as those just along for the ride. Lovely little cafes/restaurants in the centre of here as well as at the entrance. My only advice though would be that those visiting...More

Thank KarenC1382
Reviewed July 29, 2018

This a tiny village filled with medieval streets, architecture and streets. Be cautioned many roads are paved with rocks. The uneven surface and slopping sides are not compatible with high heels, flip-flops and sandals. Take your time walking to take in the details around and...More

1  Thank travelbob1
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Always interesting to discover France in the middle Age. Houses are very well maintained with a lot of flowers many nice restaurant and beautifull streets.

1  Thank ydshym
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

This restored medieval village is well worth a visit if you're into history and architecture. The streets and lanes are all paved with cobblestones and most of the houses are built with stone. It's impossible to get lost as the main street is circular. It's...More

1  Thank gfsc5
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February 11, 2018|
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Response from OTPEROUGES | Property representative |
Hello, to come to Pérouges it's better to take the train Lyon Part Dieu / Pérouges Meximieux station (line Lyon/Chambéry n°35) About 8€ one way 35 minutes Or you can take the bus line 132 Lyon Guillotière Bridge (close to... More
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June 11, 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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January 10, 2016|
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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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