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The coat of arm and its legend

At all times, men used emblems allowing them to identify themselves.In 1790, the Revolution abolished the armorial bearings which were considered as a sign of nobleness. In 1808, Napoléon created a new nobleness and restored  the right to bear coat of arms. Under the Restoration  the nobleness got restored and got back again its titles and coat of arms, the nobleness of the empire is authorized to keep their owns.


The Third Republic  abolished them.

Nowadays each one can use  its coat of arms, their use is free and lawful and concerns the private  law.

1)      Pérignan : silver, a green peartree put down on a same terrace with golden fruits

2)      Fleury : with sand, on a spindleshaped pale, golden and green coloured

3)      Fleury Olympique : drawn at about 1970 with the colours of the village

4)      Fleury actuel :  the two blues strips representing 2 beaches : Les Cabanes and Saint Pierre.

Fleury was worked out in 1696, Louis XIV needs to refloat the empty  boxes, required the registration of all coat of arms of the Kingdom as well as a payment for rights. He required the communities without a blazon to make one. The same composition for each region ; in our region it’s a pale and a spindleshaped ;  the colours are changed for each village.




A little girl of the village of Périnhan lived with its sisters and parents in a small house in the center of the village near the castle in a narrow street. While she was strolling in the Clape-hills, she heared in the dry herbs under the oaks a rustling, she approached  and saw a hurted dove ; she caressed the animal, put it  at ease and took it to her house to take care.

One morning when she woke up, she realized that the bird was gone but had left her as a gift a tiny brown seed as well as a thin feather.

She sowed this seed in a pot on a sunny place near the window ; day after day, a plant  grows and became bigger and bigger, the whole perplexed village people came to see this gigantic thing.

The lord of the village decided to plant it in the honour-court of the castle ; every day the little girl  came to admire and to water it. Season after season,  it’s a tree which became immensely ,  the little girl a beautiful  young girl who seems to be the most beautiful of all others to the son of the lord.  In spring the tree is covered with white flowers and in summer small fruits appeared which became big in autumn  with a golden colour. They are called « PERAS ».  There are 7 pears, 3 are for the Lord, 3 for the young girl and 1 for the pilgrim who goes to Saint Jacques.

One morning, the young lord had to take off for a crusade ; he asks the young lady if she can embroider his blue silk handkerchief. She draws with the bird’s feather a peartree with 7 pears and embroide with horse-hair the tree-branches and with its fair hair she fit out the fruits.

The Knight put it on his blue flag Saint Martin.

The peartree with seven golden pears will be the symbol of all Lords of Périnhan.

After some years, it’s the comeback  of the crusade, the marriage of the turtledoves ; a great celebration in the village and the dove which came return perched on the top of the peartree came to share the joy with everybody.