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Puy l'Évêque

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Puy l'Eveque, population 2178, is a picturesque little village situated on a hill overlooking the river Lot.
The name of the village Puy l'Eveque comes from its geographical position on a hilltop, "puy" coming from the Celtic word "puech" that means an elevated location, and the name Eveque was added in the 13th century when the Bishop of Cahors (eveque is the French for bishop) took possession of the village whose Senior of the time became a cathar sympathizer.
In the 14th and the 15th century the village is devastated by the constant fighting between the English and French during the Hundred Year Wars.
During the religious wars the village was attacked and was able to fend off the army of Huguenots led by Henri de Navarre.

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