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Cite medievale de Perouges

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Address: Centre Village, 01800 Perouges, France
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A nice place for lunch and a stroll

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 February 2017
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Sydney
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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France
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Cluny, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you are looking for an authentic medieval village, this is the one. Every building and house in this village is old, charming, well-preserved and beautiful. There are a handful of restaurants and shops at reasonable prices (not a tourist trap like many destinations of this quality). I highly recommend it.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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