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Pérouges is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France. It is a medieval walled town 30km northeast of Lyon. It is perched on a small hill that overlooks the plain of the Ain River.HistoryPérouges was inhabited by craftsmen; mainly farmers and linen weavers. It was probably founded by a Gallic colony returning from Perugia in Italy. In 1167, the Seigneur d'Anthon famously shut the commune's walls against the troops of the Archbishop of Lyon, and as early as 1236 the inhabitants earned communal freedom. In 1601 the town officially became French. Until the end of the 18th century, the textile industry in Pérouges boomed. In the 19th century, however, roads and railroads were re-routed and the population dropped from 1,500 to 90. But, starting in 1911, the town was restored and houses were saved. Today, Pérouges is a popular tourist attraction.Films set in PérougesGiven its authentic historical appearance, Pérouges is often used as the setting for period films by French directors and others.Films set in Pérouges are: Monsieur Vincent Fr:(1947) Les trois mousquetaires Fr:(1961) Mandrin Fanfan la Tulipe Fr:(1962) The Bride Br:(1985) The Hour of the Pig Br:(1993) Perouges is in Ain. Take a look at our France vacation planner to refine the details of your trip to Perouges.
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