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“National Treasure”

Cite medievale de Perouges
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Perouges
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“National Treasure”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

This well kept, partially restored Medieval Town 30ks from Lyon is a must on any tourist visit. Only drawback is that the steep streets are cobbled. If you can get here, after your walk around and your many photo stops, you have to try the local delicacy Sweet Galette, a Brioche pastry with butter and sugar burnt into it ( like creme caramel hard toffee topping). Today was a wine celebration so lots of drinking and singing and it is a Sunday. Families gather here for the Galette and always take one or more home to other family, they are the size of a family size pizza but can be bought by the slice.
The church is from the 14 th Century and is a must see. This town is amazing.

Visited October 2013
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Bundanoon, Australia
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“Transported back to the middle ages”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

We spent the best part of a day in this town, it has lots of hidden gems, especially in the fortress church. The beautiful wooden statues on the side altar are a delight. the remnants of the original frescoes on the columns, the wooden statue of St George and the windows through which guns were fired to protect the town are all worth finding. The town itself with its round stone street ( a little difficult to walk on especially in the wet) and wooden and stone buildings has something different around each corner. The museum also houses many gems and has a fantastic view from the roof over the surrounding countryside. We found all the residents/shop keepers to be particularly helpful and friendly.

Visited October 2013
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Guarapari, ES
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“Authentic and well-preserved but without soul”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

The city did not give us excitement as we felt in other towns like Óbidos or Carcassone. Lacked life, charisma.

Visited September 2013
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Kimberly, Idaho
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“stepping back in time @ Perouges, France”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

I envision this is where the movie industry people would shoot period films.
Every structure here is of solid stone and heavy real wood - rustic, sturdy and comforting. As the light of the day shifts, it cast interesting shadows, heightening
the sense of solitude and mystery to the environment.
It was so deserted and quiet. The population was only 1,205 in 2008 - all of them
involved in one way or another supporting tourism in this beautifully preserved medieval village.

Visited September 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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“Charming medieval town”
Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Impressive little medieval town near the highway from Lyon to Paris/Geneva. It's an actual living-in village, with cobblestoned streets and beautiful small houses waiting to be discovered at every steps. There are only a few cafes/restaurants which adds to the charm of this town. A must stop when visiting the Bourg-en-Bresse area.

Visited June 2013
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