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Pérouges is in Rhône-Alpes.


Pérouges is a preserved medieval village, built on a hill and surrounded by ramparts. It contains many stone buildings bordering narrow, stone-paved streets.

Typical narrow street in Pérouges

Get in[edit]

The village is located 35 km north-east of Lyon and is easily accessible by the A42 motorway or by train from Lyon (30 min). The railway station (Gare de Meximieux Pérouges) is 1¼ km from Pérouges. The town of Meximieux is between Pérouges and the railway station and makes an easy side-trip for those coming by rail.

Get around[edit]

The village is for pedestrians only. Cars should park in a parking lot at the foot of the hill.


  • The Tree of Liberty (arbre de la Liberté) planted in 1792, during the French Revolution.
  • A fortified church.
  • Watch tower.
  • Artists and artisans.
  • Very quaint Shops.


Walk around the narrow, medieval streets.


  • Local crafts
  • Baked goods


  • The Hostellerie du Vieux Pérouges is one of the oldest inns in France. Its specialty is the galette of Pérouges. Waitresses are in local costume.


  • Ostellerie du Vieux Pérouges: 28 rooms 3 and 4 stars, located among 4 houses within the village.

Go next[edit]

The neighbouring town of Meximieux has 3 streets you may wish to walk:

  • Rue de Lyon: attractive street with shops, restaurants and a hotel/restaurant (Le Lion d'Or).
  • Rue de Genève: attractive street with more shops.
  • Rue de l'Église: a quaint, narrow street that leads to a small public square with a church.
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