Things to see and do - Pérouges
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Pérouges Travel guide
Pérouges : Michelin's recommendations
Located to the south of the Dombes, Pérouges is a harmonious village surrounded by ramparts. It was once a favourite with the sovereigns of Dauphiné and Savoy who fought over the town. Over time, the village was abandoned but in 1910 some local inhabitants and residents of Lyon started to restore the village to its original splendour. Its attractive little streets delight the numerous visitors who visit Pérouges nowadays.
Tourist attractions Pérouges : Things to see and do
pl. du Tilleul
It was originally called "Place de la Halle" but today only memories remain of the covered market that burnt down in 1839. Its current name refers to the lime tree that has stood at the centre of the square since 1792. The houses lining the..
r. des Rondes
The En-Haut gateway is the main entrance to Pérouges, protected by the fortress-church of St Mary Magdalen. It offers an attractive view over the surrounding countryside. Its opposite number, the En-Bas gateway is on the opposite side of the town.
r. du Prince
Butchers, basketmakers, drapers, armourers and an apothecary once had their shops in rue du Prince, the town's main thoroughfare. The house of the Princes of Savoy, with exhibits relating to the former sovereigns, is open to public.
Place Du Tilleul F - 01800 Pérouges
Hostellerie du Vieux Pérouges is located 2 km from Meximieux and 5 km from Etangs de la Dombes. It offers an on-site tea room and restaurant, which serves a range of local specialities. The rooms at Hostellerie du Vieux Pérouges are decorated in a t..
place du Tilleul F - 01800 Pérouges
Time has stood still here with the waiters and waitresses dressed up in traditional costume! On the menu find regional specialities such as morels, crayfish and Bresse poultry. Not forgetting the galette with butter and citrus fruit zest - a family r..