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