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Cite medievale de Perouges

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Address: Centre Village, 01800 Perouges, France
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+33 4 74 46 70 84

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Fairytale village

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... read more

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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229 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 area. Came with a Viking Cruise tour.

Thank cruiseagentandtaxman
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 beaux village one could visit this could easily be the one .

Thank 485shrutir
Raleigh, North Carolina
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132 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 hundred years old. Nice place to visit. For historical value I suggest any tourist to... More 

Thank Frank H
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 and houses were fascinating to view. Was a beautiful way to get a glimpse of... More 

Thank Bron P
Oslo, Norway
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604 reviews
206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 and we loved visting it. It shows the process and sells its production. Generally speaking... More 

Thank Tanmouss
OTPEROUGES, Responsable réception at Cite medievale de Perouges, responded to this review

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 june/july/august and september. Thank you for your coming. Have a nice day More 

Lakewood, Colorado
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119 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Perouges and were impressed with the well-preserved medieval architecture, and the fact that any remodeling has to meet standards to keep the ancient appearance of the village. We visited a couple of the small shops, found them very "knicky-knacky," but enjoyed sampling a gallette. A Nice visit!

Thank LFS517
Cambridge, Ma
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59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

a commune, in the French sense, it's smaller than a village, that is very charming in the old world atmosphere. We spent the night there arriving late afternoon, time to wander around before dinner, the waitresses were in traditional costumes.

Thank cigalechanta
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Very nice, well preserved medieval town close to Lyon. Well worth a detour, one to two hours should be enough..

Thank KarlG4
Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Unless you are staying somewhere in the Ain, Savoie or Haute-Savoie departments I wouldn't suggest taking time out of your trip to see Perouges. It is an interesting city, due to the fact that it still looks like it did in the Middle Ages and is still inhabited. They make you pay for parking, but my cousin parked in the... More 

Thank VG_mass
OTPEROUGES, Responsable réception at Cite medievale de Perouges, responded to this review

Hello, it is totally forbidden to park on the coach park. Even if you think that you are alone a lot of coaches can arrive and they won't have a way to park somewhere else. You are risking a big fine too. If the parking is at 2€ it is to offer to the visitors services like free toilets, animations... More 

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67 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

A lovely small village with shops and restaurants. We went when it was raining which was not so good as there is not public sheltered areas

Thank smithcomyn

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