Land of the legend of Ginot the Bandit

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Ginot was a 19th-century bandit who spread fear all the way to Lyon. But in his homeland of Les Avenières, he was an outlaw who had a heart.
Ginot would say: "As long as my name is Ginot, no harm will come to the people of Les Avenières".
He was sent to the guillotine in Lyon after being accused of two murders committed in the city. Many are those who say he never killed anyone.
Before his execution he addressed the crowd with these words: "If there are any people from Les Avenières here, let them approach and I shall tell them where I have hidden what I had left". But nobody stepped forward for fear of getting into trouble with the police. Ginot's treasure was never found...
(source: Les communes du Pays des Colours se racontent)
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