Perouges

Old Feb 1st, 2017, 05:59 PM
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Perouges

Recently I had a question about day trips from Lyon. One suggestion I received was Perouges(thanks Christina and Neckervd). I understand there is train and bus access. My husband and I both have some back problems and am wondering if there is a lot of uphill walking to get into the village.
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Old Feb 1st, 2017, 06:03 PM
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The village is on top of a hill. I suspect that the bus will stop in Maximieux and that you will have to take a taxi to the top of the hill.
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The name of the village or commune is Meximieux in French. Its name was derived from a Gallo-Roman estate. The bus makes several stops around that area, one at the train station in Meximieux. https://ville-meximieux.fr/

But the bus also stops at the Gendarmerie/bifurcation stop, however I think that is almost the same distance to the town center (about 2 km). SO maybe going to the train station would work better as it might be easier to get a taxi there.

This mioght give you an idea of what it's like. http://www.francethisway.com/places/perouges.php

This website has an aerial view of it, you can tell it's on a hill http://www.france-beautiful-villages.org/en/perouges

I remember Clinton was there once when the G7 summit was in Lyon. old Youtube of Bill and Hill back in the day, visiting Perouges

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj0Uu62m1XI
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Thanks Christina and Michael -- I think we'll put Perouges on our itinerary.
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If you do make it to Perouges, be sure to have the galette. It's a regional specialty: a delicious tart (served like pizza, but sweet) which you can top with stunningly fresh cream. Yum!
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Elsiejune2 - I plan to!
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