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Pérouges

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ain

Pérouges - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ain
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Located south of the Dombes, one of the four countries Ain, 40 km from Lyon, the city of Pérouges overlooks part of the plain of Ain ​​upper plateau.

The old 12th century fortress was transformed into a city of the late 14th through charter franchise. Pérouges surprised by its rounded, pebble walls and bricks and charm intact.

You will love this walk in the flavors time!

Geographical information

MunicipalityPérouges
Postcode01800
Tourism label
Latitude45.9037600 (N 45° 54’ 14”)
Longitude5.1787480 (E 5° 10’ 43”)
AltitudeFrom 205m to 303m
Surface area18.97 km²
Population1237 inhabitants
Density65 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBourg-en-Bresse (38 km, 40 min)
Insee code01290
IntercommunalityCC de la Plaine de l'Ain
DepartmentAin
RegionRhône-Alpes

Nearest cities & towns

Meximieux2.3 km (8 min)
Bourg-Saint-Christophe3.1 km (6 min)
Saint-Éloi4.5 km (10 min)
Faramans5.5 km (8 min)
Villieu-Loyes-Mollon5.9 km (10 min)
Béligneux6.4 km (10 min)
Charnoz-sur-Ain6.6 km (10 min)
Rignieux-le-Franc6.8 km (10 min)
Chazey-sur-Ain8.3 km (10 min)
Le Montellier9.9 km (10 min)
Pizay10.1 km (10 min)
Sainte-Julie10.9 km (15 min)
Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans11 km (13 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Niost11.2 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

The medieval city : do not miss the church almost unique fortress in France, the door from above, the last vestige of the 12th century castle and instead of Hall in the heart of the city.

The Museum of Old Pérouges : you will discover in this old house of lords various elements relating to daily life in Bresse Tarp. Decorative materials, tools 19th century weapons workshop weaver, medieval garden and panoramic view from the watchtower. A small museum of curiosities Version undeniable charm !

On the town : walking paths trails allow you to change the point of view of the city and discover the nature of Pérouges. Paths between 40 minutes and 2:30. From the medieval city.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments

Events and festivities

Venetian Parade : Sunday April.

Musical Spring Festival Pérouges concerts in May / June.

Visit Pérouges told over the centuries : a Saturday in early May.

Medieval Festival : Sunday June ( excluding animations city Saturday).

Summer Market : a Sunday in early July.

Theatrical tours night : before Friday July 2nd and 4th Friday + August.

Heritage Days : 3rd weekend of September.

Christmas Market: 1st or 2nd weekend of December.

Photos

Rue des flowers Round ( © C.Despalles )
Rue des flowers Round ( © C.Despalles )
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Pérouges view from the hamlet of Toll
Pérouges view from the hamlet of Toll
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St. Mary Church fortress Madeleine, seen from the city
St. Mary Church fortress Madeleine, seen from the city
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Medieval city
Medieval city
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The second door
The second door
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Second door on High
Second door on High
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Pérouges
Pérouges
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Medieval Alley
Medieval Alley
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Stop at a local specialty
Stop at a local specialty
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Second door and entrance to the church (left)
Second door and entrance to the church (left)
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Door on High
Door on High
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Shadow and Light
Shadow and Light
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the door in the Netherlands
the door in the Netherlands
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Show swashbuckling
Show swashbuckling
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Show swashbuckling
Show swashbuckling
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Show before the hostelry Pérouges
Show before the hostelry Pérouges
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Parade Venetian Pérouges ( Pérouges © OT )
Parade Venetian Pérouges ( Pérouges © OT )
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Weather

Sunday 29 march
Min. 8°C - Max. 10°C
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Monday 30 march
Min. 10°C - Max. 12°C
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Tuesday 31 march
Min. 9°C - Max. 11°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Circuits road ponds of the Dombes ( to achieve by bike or car)

Trail of dombiste nature Versailleux ( 15 minutes Pérouges ).

The bird park at Villars-les-Dombes ( 20 minutes Pérouges )

The abbey Ambronay ( 25 minutes Pérouges )

The Museum of silks Beanie Jujurieux ( 30 minutes Pérouges )

Balme caves in northern Isère ( 30 minutes Pérouges )

Children games Fifrelin Cerdon ( 35 minutes Pérouges )

The historic city of Trévoux ( 35 minutes Pérouges )

The medieval city of Crémieu north Isère ( 35 minutes Pérouges )

The castle Allymes military fortress of the 14th century ( 35 minutes Pérouges )

Museum of Hières-sur-Amby heritage and the archaeological site of Larina ( 35 minutes Pérouges )

The Royal Monastery of Brou in Bourg-en-Bresse ( 40 minutes Pérouges )

Basilica of Ars and his wax museum ( 40 minutes Pérouges )

Cerdon caves ( 40 minutes Pérouges )

The medieval city of Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne ( 45 minutes Pérouges )

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided tour of Lyon and its region
Culture and education100 € to 180 € Lyon (31 km)
Natural perfume-making workshop
Culture and education69 € Lyon (32 km)
Horseback riding in the Beaujolais
Nature and the great outdoors30 € Bagnols (42 km)
Tour, tasting and sale of organic wines
Local flavours8 € to 10 € Blacé (43 km)
Guided hike with donkeys
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 45 € Flachères (49 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Evosges Memorial Trail
HikeEasy3h30Évosges (26 km)
The Séran and the Cerveyrieu waterfall
HikeEasy2h30Artemare (40 km)
Promenade_Autour de Napt
HikeEasy50 minSonthonnax-la-Montagne (42 km)
Sentier de randonnée - La Roche d'Au-Delà
HikeAthletic6h40Nantua (43 km)
Wine trails at the heart of the vineyards
HikeEasy1h40Millery (43 km)

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