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Perouges tourism and travel guide

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Visit Perouges: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The hillside walled town of perouges is among our favourite villages to be found in France

Perouges is situated in the Ain department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Perouges. For detailed visitor information see the Perouges travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Perouges include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Cremieu at 20 km and Lyon Presqu'ile at 31 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Perouges, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Perouges in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Dombes

Dombes

at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect for fishing...

See Dombes guide
Cremieu

Cremieu

at 20 km (direction south-south-east), in the Isere department

With some of the most extensive medieval ramparts in...

See Cremieu guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

The Presqu'ile region of Lyon is characterised by 19th century architecture and...

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Lyon

Lyon

at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

Lyon has all the impressive buildings and monuments, museums,...

See Lyon guide
 
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Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th century,...

See Lyon Old Town guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 32 km (direction west)

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical...

See Trevoux guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 34 km (direction west)

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Anse

Anse

at 36 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that...

See Anse guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Rhone department

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple...

See Belleville guide
Belley

Belley

at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

The cathedral and adjacent historic centre are the highlight of...

See Belley guide
Theize

Theize

at 44 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour...

See Theize guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 44 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

Eveux, in the Rhone, is visited for the La Tourette Monastery...

See Eveux guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 44 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the pretty...

See Bagnols guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

Completely renovated in recent years, Oingt is one of the prettiest villages...

See Oingt guide

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Map of places to visit near Perouges

 
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Markets in and near Perouges

  • Meximieux: market Wednesday (1km)
  • Beligneux: market Sunday (6km)
  • Montluel: market Friday (11km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (13km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Dombes: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Pont-de-Cheruy: market Sunday (17km)
  • Saint-Andre-de-Corcy: market Sunday (18km)
  • Miribel: market Thursday (19km)
  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (20km)

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Tourist attractions near Perouges, France

What to do at Perouges? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Perouges.

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (35km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (57km)

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (31km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (29km)
  • Parc de Gerland (31km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (38km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (21km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (28km)
  • Roche de Solutré (57km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Vulbas (12km)
  • Morestel (34km)
  • Ecully (34km)
  • Chaponnay (36km)
  • Vonnas (38km)
  • Macon (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (29km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (48km)
 
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Geography and distances

Perouges is in the east of France at 34 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Perouges is 391 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Perouges

Canton: Meximieux

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Perouges

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 391 km

from Calais: 612 km

from Nice: 295 km

from Bordeaux: 465 km

from Strasbourg: 356 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Perouges from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beligneux, Bourg-Saint-Christophe, Charnoz-sur-Ain, Chazey-sur-Ain, Faramans, Meximieux, Rignieux-le-Franc, Saint-Eloi and Villieu-Loyes-Mollon.

This page in French: Visiter Perouges

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