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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
Place de la Halle F - 01800 Pérouges
Place de la Halle is one of France's most characteristic squares. Its name comes from the covered market that stood in the centre of the village until 1839. The houses lining the square relate the history of the village. The hostelry (Ostellerie) has..
Place de l'Église F - 01800 Pérouges
A church adjoining a fortress forms a harmonious group. This 15C building was a veritable watchtower, its crenellated fortifications, loopholes and watchpath emphasising this defensive aspect. The bell-tower, destroyed during the revolution, was rebu..
Prom. des Terreaux F - 01800 Pérouges
A few vestiges of the outer wall, accessible from the En-Haut gateway, can be seen by taking the attractive Terreaux promenade, which follows the trace of the moat. The interior fortification wall is almost complete and serves as part of the foundati..
pl. 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..