Loved this week town! It was like going back in time! Had a wonderful dinner in one of the small restaurants! Great adventure! We highly recommend this attraction!
We drop by this Medieval Village in the afternoon, I enjoy walking around all the old buildings and the view is excellent.
We took the train from Lyon Part Dieu Station to Meximieux-Perouge as there is not direct train.Its a 30 minute journey. Not forgetting to validate your tickets before going on to the platform. Once at the Meximeiux-Perouge station there is a distinct lack of direction signs. Go up the slight hill to the clock tower and turn left, walk 500m... More
We were there during the All-Saints holiday so many of the locals were out-of town, and it was not particularly over-run with tourists. We spent the day just strolling around enjoying the beautiful old buildings, the galettes and a local grape sparkling beverage, the shops, the view. Many opportunities for taking photos here. The streets are completely cobblestone-paved so this... More
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 (... More
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... More
The city did not give us excitement as we felt in other towns like Óbidos or Carcassone. Lacked life, charisma.
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... More
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.
I decided to go to Perouges from Lyon as a day trip destination in lieu of Annecy which is too far and too expensive (4 hrs r/t, 100+ euros). It took only 30 min train ride and 15 euros r/t to get to Perouges from Lyon Part Dieu. Better yet, there were a lot less tourists than in Annecy, I... More
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