Perouges is an authentic medieval city located in the Ain, about 30 km to the north-east of Lyon. The city itself is considered a historical monument and has been kept remarkably preserved since the 14th century.
The Ostellerie du Vieux Perouges is the ONLY "real" hotel-restaurant within the city walls. I suppose there are other things on the menu, but what I recommend with all my heart is the Poulet de Bresse, a local chicken raised on pure grain according to traditional methods. It is wonderful! This truly is a chicken that is unlike anything that we modern folk are used to eating. Like the finest wines it is an "appelation controlée" which means that the breed as well as the conditions in which the birds are raised are guaranteed to be of a certain quality. Have it roasted and served with a fabulous "gratin dauphinois" (marvelous potatoes!) and you won't be disappointed.