Historic site and monument

Medieval town of Pérouges

Pet Friendly

We speak German, English, Spanish

The medieval city invites you on a fabulous journey through time! Like a film set still inhabited, Pérouges amazes with its simple beauty of a small town from the end of the Middle Ages. The lime tree, the cake, the residences of craftsmen are the symbols.

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Who has never dreamed of traveling in time and going back to the Middle Ages?
What if we told you that here hides a time machine? A fantastic place where the imagination escapes, the mind soars and the eyes widen?
So off to Pérouges!

The city is a coherent set of houses of craftsmen and merchants from the end of the Middle Ages, all in pebbles and bricks.
Rich in its many activities around exhibitions, markets and historical discovery events, Pérouges is a little gem where strolling while marveling is a must.

Its unity and its charm make it a timeless city, a preserved witness to one of the strongholds of the powerful Duchy of Savoy.

Pérouges is one of the three beautiful medieval villages of the Dombes, a must-see place between tradition and delicacy and one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France.
Remember to wear good shoes, the city is paved with "cat's head" pebbles.
The city is therefore not suitable for people in wheelchairs.
3 disabled spaces: one in front of the tourist office, 2 in front of the church.

Visitor car parks: Combes car park, on your arrival on the right.
flat rate of €3 per day credit card or cash. Public toilets at the entrance to the car park

Olivet car park, left on route de la cité, €3 per day, cash or credit card, recommended for motorhomes.

Parking in the direct vicinity of the city reserved for inhabitants and residents.

Public toilets behind the tourist information office during opening hours and behind the church before entering the medieval city.

There are no ATMs in the village. Most establishments accept credit cards but provide cash.

Themes

    • Historical patrimony
    • City Village
    • Medieval city

Types

  • Historic site and monument

Adapted tourism

  • Not wheelchair accessible

Proposed activities

  • Children's entertainment
  • Product tasting
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Evening entertainment

Comfort

Spoken languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish

Services

  • Pet Friendly
  • Educational visits
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Theme visit
  • Tourist information
  • Guided tours

Equipments

  • Public toilets
  • Parking
  • Toll parking
  • Coach parking

Customer base

Maximum age: 99
Minimum age: 5
Maximum group size: 100

Pricing

The medieval city is freely accessible all year round
Guided tours for individuals from the tourist office in Pérouges.

The medieval city is freely accessible all year round
Guided tours for individuals with the tourist office of Pérouges

Payment method

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash

Opening

Free access all year round.
Visitor parking at €3 per day (package)
Entrance fee on the day of the medieval festival.

There are no ATMs in the village. Most establishments accept credit cards but provide cash.

Advice from the Office

In case of rain

Do not panic ! Here are all our sheltered activities.

On the way back

To bring back a souvenir or something to treat yourself, stock up on local products from Pérouges in Bugey.