Lauzun (French pronunciation: ​[lozœ̃]; Languedocien: Lausun) is a commune in the Lot-et-Garonne department in south-western France. The village of Lauzun is located in the north of Lot et Garonne, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It is separated from Périgord (Dordogne) by the river Dropt. It is on the D1 road, between Miramont and Castillonnes.[3]

Lauzun
The château in Lauzun
The château in Lauzun
Coat of arms of Lauzun
Location of Lauzun
Lauzun is located in France
Lauzun
Lauzun
Lauzun is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Lauzun
Lauzun
Coordinates: 44°37′51″N 0°27′41″E / 44.6308°N 0.4614°E / 44.6308; 0.4614Coordinates: 44°37′51″N 0°27′41″E / 44.6308°N 0.4614°E / 44.6308; 0.4614
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentLot-et-Garonne
ArrondissementMarmande
CantonLe Val du Dropt
IntercommunalityPays de Lauzun
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jean-Pierre Barjou[1]
Area
1
24.09 km2 (9.30 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
763
 • Density32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
47142 /47410
Elevation53–122 m (174–400 ft)
(avg. 98 m or 322 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

Lauzun's strategic hilltop position was the site of a Gallo-Roman settlement, with a castle developed from the 6th century.[4]

The de Caumont family were the lords of Lauzun from the 12th century until the French Revolution. The title Baron de Lauzun was elevated to become Comte de Lauzon from 1570 and Duc de Lauzun from 1692.

The Chateau de Lauzun was developed from the original medieval fortress as a Renaissance palace, hosting visits from Catherine de Medicis and her son, the future King Charles IX.

The church of St Etienne has a 15th-century Madonna & child sculpture, a 16th-century polychrome statue of Christ and a 17th-century altar and pulpit, commissioned by Nompar de Caumont, Compte de Lauzun, in 1623.

In 1793, Lauzun was made a district centre of the Lot and Garonne department, with a law court and a post office.

Notable residentsEdit

ElectionsEdit

In the 2007 Presidential elections, Lauzun voted narrowly for Segolene Royal (50.11%) ahead of the eventual victor, Nicolas Sarkozy (49.89%).[5]

In the 2012 Presidential elections, Lauzun voted narrowly for Nicolas Sarkozy (51.94%) ahead of the eventual victor, Francois Hollande (48.06%).[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Welcome to Lauzun".
  4. ^ "History of Lauzun".
  5. ^ "Résultats du deuxième tour de l'élection Présidentielle 2007 - Lauzun (47410)". France Soir.
  6. ^ "Résultats du deuxième tour de l'élection Présidentielle 2012 - Lauzun (47410)". France Soir.