Perche pĕrsh [key], region and former county, NW France, in portions of Orne, Eure-et-Loir, and Eure depts. Alençon , an important town of the region, is world famous for its lace. Horse breeding is a significant industry, and Perche has given its name to the Percheron horse . Much of the region is forested, and there are many apple orchards and grasslands. Perche was attached to the French crown in 1525.
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