Perillos: Its history and its legends
Brochure detailing the history and legends of Perillos... ideal as tourist guide...
is an abandoned village with a grand past. Though remote, its lords were
once the closest advisors of the counts of Barcelona and the kings of Aragon;
from 1697 till 1720, Ramon Perellos y Roccaful was even the Grand Master
of the Order of Malta, a remarkable honour in its own right. Though abandoned
by people, it is not abandoned by mystery. One lord of Perillos battled
against an enigmatic beast, Babaos, slaying it and putting its bones on
display in three places across the South of France. Another lord went on
pilgrimage to Ireland, to St Patrick’s Purgatory, where he endured
visions of hell and wrote a remarkable account of his voyage. And there
is the mysterious cave of the Caune, said by one lord to be the entrance
to “the otherworld”, as well as many gold mines, which explains
the presence of St Barbara, the saint of the miners. Since 2001, the area
is also the venue for a scientific experiment, the Chronodrome, an attempt
to communicate with time travellers from our future.
This might explain why a “Perillos chapel” is mentioned in the Grail legends, and why the castle of Opoul-Perillos is built on a hill named “Monsalvaeche”, the Mount of Salvation, also named in the Grail chronicles as the hill on which the the Grail castle was built.
This guide will take you by the arm through the various locations of Perillos, from its history to its legends and myths, both ancient and modern.
Published by Société Perillos.
Price: 4.95 €, excludes 2.10 € for shipment (7.05 € total)