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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Pérouges
Insee code01290
AltitudeFrom 205 to 303 meters
Surface18.97 km²
Population1237 inhabitants
Density65 inhabitants/km²


National labelMeximieux at 2.3 km (8 min)
Chief townBourg-en-Bresse (at 38 km, 40 min)Bourg-Saint-Christophe at 3.1 km (6 min)
DepartmentAinSaint-Éloi at 4.5 km (10 min)
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town


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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!


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.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Pérouges
Leisure centresMuseum of the Vieux Pérouges
MonumentsChurch Sainte-Marie-Madeleine,   Door of En-Bas,   Door of En-Haut,   House Bache,   House Cazin,   House Devigne,   House Gagneux,   House Gerlier,   House Grezin,   House Guedon,   House Janin,   House Jean Escoffier,   House Magnin,   House Mandon,   House Martinet et Grassin,   House Pacard,   House Perrin,   House Peychiers,   House Plantier,   House Raynaud-Gaillard,   House Rouby,   House Ruivet,   House Ruyssen,   House Salomon,   House Sambet-Bailly,   House Tacani,   House Tary,   House Thevenet-Falconnet,   House Thevenin,   House Thibault,   House Thibaut,   House Thimon,   House Vallet,   House of the Cadran Solaire,   House of the Dîmes,   House of the Petit-Saint-Georges,   House of the Prince,   Private Mansion of the Vieux Pérouges


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.


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 )


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



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French cuisine restaurantHôtel Restaurant - La Cour des Lys  
La Cour des Lys invites you in 4 scenes for your meal head to head, with family, friends or your business appointments. Enjoy gourmet cuisine in the Salon Louis XIII. It is an exceptional...
Located 940 m from Pérouges29 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Sorelle
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Located 12.4 km from Pérouges40 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Sauvagine  
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Located 14.3 km from Pérouges21 € per person 

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House with 2 bedroomsLa gentilhommiere    
In a calm in the heart of Bugey, you will find 2 suites (65 m ²), decorated with great taste and personality. A pool inside a barn you with open arms. Jams and yoghurt houses you will...
Located 7.4 km from Pérouges85 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLes basses portes    
Calm and comfort in our rooms comfortable and breakfast located 15 'from the medieval cities and crémieu perouges, 5' Caves de la Balme, 50 km from Lyon, 30 'from the airport. A conservation...
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House with 2 bedroomsLa Barre    
Fortified house in 17th-hectare park. Lounge with fireplace, vaulted ceiling with frescoes, 18th chapel room. Spacious rooms with fine decoration.
Located 15.7 km from PérougesFrom 69 € to 79 € the double room 

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House for 11 personsGîte de la Commanderie   NEW
The gite is a family home, an old farmhouse in the heart of La Dombes, in a hamlet surrounded by meadows. It has been completely renovated to accommodate you in a warm atmosphere, tastefully...
Located 13.4 km from PérougesFrom 635 € to 990 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsCharpennes Couperin Claudine   NEW
Adorable apartment comfortable and functional 61sqm, fully renovated and converted into furnished accommodation, 4 stars in 2014. On the 7th floor of a building of good quality, it...
Located 28 km from Pérouges365 € per week 

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190 places over 4,5 haCamping Le Nid du Parc    
At the heart of the Dombes, the land of a thousand of ponds, along a river, the Le Nid Du Parc Campsite is an ideal site for all nature-lovers in search of simplicity and freedom. This...
Located 15.5 km from PérougesFrom 16.40 € to 22.40 € per day 

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Hôtel La Bérangère - Hotel in PérougesHôtel La Bérangère     
Located 1.5 km from the medieval town, Hôtel La Bérangère offers a seasonal swimming pool, a terrace and a garden. You can relax in the communal living room. The rooms at Hôtel La Bérangère...
Located in PérougesRoom from 66 €
Hostellerie du Vieux Pérouges - Hotel in PérougesHostellerie du Vieux 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....
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La Cour Des Lys - Hotel in PérougesLa Cour Des Lys     
Located in Meximieux, Hotel La Cour des Lys welcomes you in an authentic coaching inn converted into a comfortable hotel with a great history and free Wi-Fi. La Cour des Lys features...
Located 950 m from PérougesRoom from 56 €

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Résidence la Réserve Genève Ferney Voltaire
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