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The strategic view of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie stands on a rocky promontory above the Lot river. This location provides the village with a very strategic view, making it a prominent place in medieval times. From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, its history is often troubled by the territorial and religious disputes that upset the country. By the French Revolution, the village counts a thousand inhabitants, but its population has been reduced to 200 residents nowadays.
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