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Luçon, France (Lucon)

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Where is Luçon, France? 

Luçon is a commune of the Vendée département, in France.

It is the seat of the Diocese of Luçon and Luçon Cathedral.wikipedia



Luçon, France (Lucon)

Vue a vol d Oiseau (1900)

Luçon, France (Lucon)


Luçon, France (Lucon)


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1317 - Cathédrale Notre-Dame built in Luçon

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1317 - Partition of the Diocese of Poitiers. Creation of the regions of Luçon and Maillezais.

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1608 - The most famous bishop was Armand du Plessis who at 23 was appointed bishop in 1608, he declared Lucon "the vilest, muddiest and most unattractive bishopric in France” as the town had never recovered from the wars of religion.

www.vendee-guide.co.uk/ lucon.htm
1793 - The Battle of Luçon was fought on 14 August 1793 during the French Revolutionary Wars, between forces of the French Republic under General Tuncq and Royalist forces under Gigot d’Elbée.
The battle was fought near the town of Luçon in Vendée, France, the Royalists were defeated by...Read MORE...

News  1897 - September 16 - At Lucon, France, an ancient inn has for its sign "The Four Things to be Feared," which is the legend under a painting representing a cat, a monkey, a woman and a judge.

The Waterloo Press
Waterloo, Indiana
September 16, 1897
1916
Lucon, a town of France, in Vendee, 17 miles W. of Fontenay-le-Comte, about 8 miles from the Bay of ...Read MORE...


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