36 kilometres north-east of Lyon, at the top of a hill overlooking the Rhône plain, this former weavers’ settlement has kept evidence of its medieval past within its double enclosure of walls : old 15C and 16C houses, unevenly paved streets, and the fortress church to name but a few. Contemporary lighting enhances the exceptional architectural unity.

+ d'infos : www.perouges.org

Information : Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)4 74 46 70 84

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • The Princes’ and Jean Escoffier’s houses (Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Vieux Pérouges, Hortulus gardens)
  • A guided tour of the village


  • Castles and ramparts : Walls and fortified gates
  • Gastronomy : Sugared puff pastry cake
  • Unusual sights : Place aux Tilleuls square
  • Panoramas : View of the Rhône plain and the River Ain