A Stroll Along the Streets of Pérouges, France

While flipping through the pages of my friend’s Lyon guidebook, I stumbled upon the small, walled, medieval village of Pérouges, located approximately 36 kilometers from Lyon. I decided to check it out on my own on New Years Eve Day.

Pérouges is known as the “most beautiful village of France” and I certainly see its appeal– you don’t see as many authentic villages such as this one. Perched on top of a hill and overlooking the Ain River, its 15th and 16th century houses made of stone and pebbles wind the streets, blending in with the cobblestone paths.
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There are various hiking paths surrounding Pérouges, ranging from “short and sweet” to “bring good walking shoes.” Although tiny, I spent a good hour just walking the empty, silent streets and discovering every crook in the pavement. I couldn’t stop snapping photos!

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If you are looking for a quick, easy getaway from the city, I recommend Pérouges. Trains depart every hour from Part Dieu Station, and from there you get off at Meximieux, and walk about twenty-five minutes.

What is your favorite photo of Pérouges?

Bisous,

Dana

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