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“A Lovely Village - Highly Recommand” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cite medievale de Perouges

Cite medievale de Perouges
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Perouges
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Toronto, Canada
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“A Lovely Village - Highly Recommand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

We drop by this Medieval Village in the afternoon, I enjoy walking around all the old buildings and the view is excellent.

Visited November 2013
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“A lovely day out from Lyon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

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 to the roundabout you will see a road sign for Cite Medievale going right, follow the sign up hill for about 1km. You will see a sign welcoming you to Cite Medievale Perouges, turn right and walk up the steep hill for 150m. A stone arched gateway is in front of you.
Wonderful cobbled streets, ancient buildings, secret places to explore. Lots of places to take photos or relax in the square with a glass of something. There is a tourist information office within the town to get a map and explanations of the buildings

Visited October 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Lovely medieval city worth a detour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

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 may be a problem for some.

Visited October 2013
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“National Treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 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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“Transported back to the middle ages”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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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