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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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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... read more

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Lakewood, Colorado
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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!

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Cambridge, Ma
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Boston, Massachusetts
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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 

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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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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

So well preserved and complete old medieval walled town well worth the visit if you appreciate been taken back in time. The old cobbled streets little lanes and cute old houses are just beautiful and it's all so unspoilt. No McDonald's on the corner or anything like that.

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North Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old well preserved and complete medieval city realy takes you back in time. We had a lovely hour or do walking around all the little cobbled streets.

1 Thank Jonathan B
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

We went this morning to Perouges looking to make a day lf it. It was like a ghost town, barely anybody around and definately low season. Don't get me wrong it was very pretty but being so desolate let it down. We decided a Saturday would be "more busy", how wrong we were! The restaurants and shops were open but... More 

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

Hello, november is definitively not the most interesting time to visit the town. They are few visitors so all the shops are not open. If they were, they'd be there for quite nothing, which is not that good for business. The tourist office is closed too during the week ends between november and march, because we are useless. People are... More 

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Pérouges is a memorable little town, sitting on top of a mountain not far from Lyon. The medieval city (which means the entire place, by the way) is well-preserved, and can be visited in a single day. You enter the town through the Porte d'en Bas (Lower Gate), pass by the Church and get to the peaceful Place du Tilleul.... More 

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

Hello, we are glad that you've enjoyed the medieval city. It is a small town, but charming. They restored the medieval city during the 20th century, that's why it is so interesting to visit now. They wanted to keep the historical atmosphere, so the modern things are hidden. To learn a little bit more about the History of this place,... More 

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Reviewed 5 November 2016

One of the nice things about traveling Europe is the medieval villages - they are one of the links from cave dwelling to the modern homes of today, Perouges is a very well preserved walled city on a small knoll. All of the stone buildings, homes and commercial ones, are charming, in excellent condition and built along small meandering streets.... More 

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

Hello, thank you for your nice comment. The tradition here is, indeed, to taste the Galette, this sweet pastry with a local wine or another drink. The recipe was registered in 1912 by the family who still owns the hotel/restaurant. We are glad that you've enjoyed the town and your visit. Thank you for your coming and have a nice... More 

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