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Of pérouges: photo description (Perouges)

By the early twentieth century the village of Perouges had almost disappeared from the face of the earth - there were only a few dozen people. However, local enthusiasts and authorities of the Department of ain (rhône - Alpes), where she is, decided to restore it and to turn the former commune of artisans in the local center of tourism. Now there are more than 1,200 people. The village includes in the register the most beautiful in the country.

Since then, located thirty kilometers from Lyon, Perouges is never empty - though in winter, tourists are less, but make movies. The medieval town of Pérouges many times became a film set here, for example, was filmed one of the film adaptations of "the Three Musketeers" and the film "Fanfan La Tulip", 1952, starring in which sang Gina Lollobrigida and gérard Philippe. In early June, the village held a celebration in the spirit of the middle Ages and from time to time jousting tournaments.

The story of Perugia began in the Gallic times. In the Middle ages, the inhabitants of Pérouges engaged in the production of hemp, cloth and agriculture. The settlement lived an active economic life and flourished right up to the moment when the railroads and factories. Perugia artisans are unable to compete with goods produced manufactory, and their municipality was in the side of the railway lines. Began the extinction of the village, which continued until the beginning of the last century.

To date, Peruse preserved fragments of city fortifications (two gates and wall), one of the entrances to the city were built in the XVI century the fortress Church current. On the market square you can see stone counters, home of artisans and their workshops, sundial, tower of the prison, standing outside the house of a bailiff. In Perugia also has a local Museum with works of decorative art, and near the village you can visit the Studio of glass blowers.