September 17, 2015

Rhone Cruise: Perouges

Perouges is a medieval city that was in such disrepair that many called for it to be razed and replaced with something more modern. Instead, people were given the opportunity to buy a home for a few francs if they would restore it and then give it back to the Association after 99 years. Hence, the medieval city was saved. This started about 1907 and so most of the leases are up and the properties owned by the Association. 
The church was incorporated into the castle, making the stained glass windows unusually narrow. 
 At a Michelin restaurant, we were served cider and the regional specialty "Gallette" which tastes like pizza topped with cream and butter and then broiled.

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