A travel back in the middle ages
In France there is an independent association, that aims to promote small and picturesque French villages of quality heritage. As of 2015, 155 villages in France have been labelled as the "Plus Beaux Villages de France" (meaning "the most beautiful villages of France").
Pérouges, located 40 km (24 miles) away from lyon is one of them. The more medieval village you have ever visited (this is were the "three musketeers" was filmed ! ). It is really authentic and away from the 21st century : pretty cobbled streets, fortress-church, medieval and Renaissance houses, city-wall and craftsmen will charm you.
It is a small village but you can spend an hour there.
This visit last about 1 hour, and includes a tasting of two local specialties : the "galette" and the local sparkling wine.
9 am : meeting in Lyon with your guide and departure to Perouges (with a private driver or your own car).
10 am : arrival to Perouges.
10 am - 11:30 am : guided tour (the church, the gates, the winding streets, the history) and tasting in Perouges.
11:30 - 12:15 : Return to Lyon.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting location : at your hotel or directly to Perouges.
End location: End location at your hotel
Duration: 3 hours
There is a big festival in june in Perouges, so the tour is not possible on this particular week-end.
The traffic on the road might affect the duration, as well as the weather (cobbled streets are not easy to walk if it is raining).
I have no car, you need to have your own way of transportation. I can help you to book a private car with or without professional driver.
Service of a professional guide : I can pick you up at your accomodation in Lyon and return with you (duration 3h), or we can meet directly in Pérouges (duration 1h).
The tastings in Perouges in a typical restaurant.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 euro - There is no ATM in Pérouges, so if you want to buy souvenirs you will need cash.
The transportation to Pérouges : I can help you if you wish to book a private car.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle and help you book it on your own.