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Heraldry of the Languedoc and the Roussillon

This site covers a number of aspects of heraldy, including the heraldry of the Counts of Toulouse and other nobles of the area, the arms of those who fought in the thirteenth century wars against the Cathars, and civic heraldry.

It also covers the heraldry of the French monarchy and the five French Republic, and also their flags, seals and other symbols of state of France.

There is also an excursus on the Counts of Foix and the Principality of Andora .

Here are some useful internal links:

Languedoc Rulers & Allies

The Cross of Toulouse
The arms of the Counts of Toulouse, later adopted as the arms of the Province of Languedoc, and now used as the arms of the departement of the Midi Pyrenees.

Jeanne of England was the wife of Raymond VI of Toulouse, and mother of Raymond VII of Toulouse and Richard of Toulouse. She was the daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and sister of Richard I and King John. Jeanne was buried at Fontevraud Abbey.

Arms of the Counts of Toulouse. Click for a larger image in a new window.
 
 
Other nobles in Occitania: the Kings of Aragon, the Counts of Foix, the Trencavels
 
 
Count of Comminges
Count of Bearn
 
 
 
 
 

Crusade Leaders

Arms of the King of France
The heraldry of Crusade leaders in the War against the people of the Languedoc: the Kings of France; Simon de Montfort
 
 
The heraldry of the Crusaders and other nobles in the War against the people of the Languedoc
 
 
 
 

Other Languedoc Nobility

 
Arms of the Dukes of Joyeuse
 
 

 

Civic Heraldry

The arms of the Counts of Toulouse are used today by the City of Toulouse
The arms of the Kings of Aragon and Counts of Roussillon are today used by the Pyrenees Orientales departement
An unheraldic mix of the arms of the counts of Toulouse (representing the Languedoc), and those of the counts of Roussillon (representing Roussillon) to create modern arms for the Languedoc-Rousillon region
The Arms of Catalonia
Arms of the Counts of Toulouse. Click for a larger image in a new window.

 

 

Modern departments of the Languedoc-Roussillon

 

 

Capital Cities of departments of the Languedoc-Roussillon
The unheraldic use of green on red, can be forgoiven here on the grounds that this device existed a thousand years before heraldry was invented.

 

 

Cities and towns in departements of the Languedoc-Roussillon

Marsellan
Florac
Llupia
Arms of Ceret

 

 

Other arms associated with the Languedoc-Roussillon

Arms of Alphonse de Poitiers
Arms of Foix-Bearn
Arms of Chatillon
Arms of Adhemar
Arms of Bruniquel

 

 

Modern departments outside the Languedoc-Roussillon which incorporate the Cross of Toulouse

Midi Pyrenees
Auvergne département
Tarn and Garonne département
Tarn département
Haute-Garonne département
Arms of the Counts of Toulouse. Click for a larger image in a new window.

 

 

Modern departments and towns whose arms still incorporate those of the Kings of aragon

Arms of Cerdagne
Arms of Ceret
Arms of Perpignan

 

St-Rémy
Aix en Provence

 

 

Modern states, departments and towns whose arms still incorporate those of the Counts of Foix

Arms of the modern town of Foix
Arms of the Principality of Andora
Arms of the Ariege departement
Arms of Andorra.

 

 

 

 

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