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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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Beautiful village

A lovely place to spend a few hours. Hill top location with fab views of the midi alpes. Please stop in the village centre and spend some money/time enjoying this wonderful... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A lovely place to spend a few hours. Hill top location with fab views of the midi alpes. Please stop in the village centre and spend some money/time enjoying this wonderful village.

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

Hello, we are glad that you've enjoyed your visit. The town is small but charming. It's a perfect place to take the time to walk around, discover the shops, if you want to or the art galleries. Thank you for your comment & have a great day More 

Chatham, Canada
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161 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We almost missed the opportunity to visit Perouges, which was an optional side trip on our Avalon riverboat cruise. A last minute cancellation by another passenger meant the option was available! It was one of the highlights of our cruise! Our guide Marie Claire did an excellent job of explaining the historical background. The structure of the buildings and the... More 

Thank Oldie49
Placitas, New Mexico
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264 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I came t o Perouges as an optional tour while onboard Viking's "Best of France" river cruise. Built high on a hill with the French Alps as a backdrop, this medieval village built of stone is one of the best preserved in France. With towering walls that enclose the town along with cobble-stone streets, it doesn't get any more authentic... More 

3 Thank klperi
Melbourne, Australia
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128 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

There are places like this in other parts of the world but they area amusement parks. This is the real thing a living functioning 12th century village. We saw the hairdressing salon, the kids at school people's houses. Take the time to come here you will not be disappointed. Getting to Perouges is also a nice adventure. Take the regional... More 

3 Thank Tigershark24
Montreal, Canada
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80 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stopped by for about an hour on our way to Lyon. It was worth it! We obviously would have liked to stay longer, but even in our short stay we had the opportunity to explore the streets, contemplate the architecture and grab a bite. This town is majestic! I'm sure there are a lot more stuff to see there,... More 

Thank Martz560
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

A wonderful old village/town. Beautifully restored. Love the cobblestones. Happy I was wearing easy shoes and didn't drink too much at dinner. If you are near it is a great stop on your way to other nice destinations in France.

Thank Maarten B
Sydney, Australia
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2,459 reviews
1,376 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,283 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

What's not to love about this warm township only a short hop out of Lyon. Its heart is medieval, with the original moat running companion-style with the promenade des terreaux and other main arterial walkways. The watchtower makes a statement as it keeps a close eye overlooking the village. This is what decorative half-timber frontages are all about. Simply gorgeous.... More 

1 Thank Eli B
OTPEROUGES, Responsable réception at Cite medievale de Perouges, responded to this review

Hello, we are glad that you have enjoyed you visit. Traditionally the wine tasting that goes with a piece of Galette is Cerdon tasting and not Cognac. Cerdon, is a sweet sparkling rosé wine from the area. Produced in Bugey. It's a registered as designation of origin. Thank you and see you soon More 

Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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315 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

A mile from the nearest train station but an easy, slightly uphill, walk. The village is old and well preserved with every aspect being photogenic. There are several places to eat and drink (& use the toilets as there are no public conveniences inside the walls). We spent a pleasant hour here and bought a slice of the local speciality... More 

Thank Jenny S
Bangkok, Thailand
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367 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Pérouges is classified as one of the prettiest village on France and does merit this award. It a beautiful medieval village which you can easily walk. A must see when you are in the region.

Thank TequilaPepita
Ghent, Belgium
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We visited it during the summer, there are really not that many typical artist shops, not much activity, I did not visit the museum

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

Hello, on the medieval city you don't have many shops but most of them have products of quality: Handmade paper, local wine, herbal tea and plants from the area, handmade clothes... You have two houses with art exhibitions (free entrance), to complete the visit. They are some animations in summer, but Pérouges is a small village, so you can't have... More 

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