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The History of the Languedoc

Click on the following link to read an article giving a quick overview of Languedoc history Next. Or see below for more detail.


The post Medieval Period:

  • Wars of Religion.  AD 1559: Edict of Nantes granting freedom of worship to Huguenots. AD 1560 - 1600: Wars of Religion
  • Treaty of the Pyrenees.  AD 1659 France aquires the Roussillon under the Treaty of the Pyrenees
  • Canal du Midi.  AD 1666: work starts on the Canal du Midi. Click here to go to a page about the Canal
  • French Revolution onwards.  Click here for information on the following:   AD 1789: French Revolution.    AD 1875: Phylloxera destroys vines.    AD 1939: Refugees flood in from Spain towards the end of the Spanish Civil War.   AD 1939-45: 2nd World War War and the Vichy Government.
  • The Second World War: Click on the following link for more on the Maquis and Allied OSS operations in the Languedoc.


Click here for a summary of the various names and changing borders of the Languedoc


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Languedoc History

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