The common Lauzun is located north of the department of Lot-et-Garonne in south-western France. Due to its geographical location, Lauzun is accessible by all modes of transport. Lauzun is the gateway to the Périgord on the circuit of country houses.
Originally, it was a hill cleared by the hatchet of the Gallo-Romans and the Gauls cultivated carefully. The crops wore it every autumn attracted quantities of larks, and the locals called it "the hill of larks." Indeed, "lark" in Latin is called "alauba" and local dialect "laouzu. These words were processed during the barbarian invasions in "Laus", "lausum" and finally "lauzun.
To protect the valley, the Romans settled on top of this hill a powerful oppidum. Ruined by the invasions of the 5th and 6th centuries, it served as a basis for the first castle, beneath which the serfs and villains saw seek protection.
From the 12th century, the lord of Caumont were Lauzun. The castle became a fortress with tower, walls and drawbridge. Then changes occurred in the 15th, and 16th when the castle was transformed into a stately home more comfortable.
In the late Middle Ages, Lauzun were some 18 churches and chapels as well as several religious communities including that of Recollects, founded around 1623 by Gabriel Nompar of Caumont. Unfortunately, these buildings were abandoned or destroyed during the religious wars and during the French Revolution. Today, it remains more than 4: Saint-Etienne, the church of St. Macarius, the Church of Saint-Nazaire and the chapel Queyssel.
In 1692, the County was erected in Lauzun Duchy towards Antonini Nompar Caumont Force (whose story was chronicled pay) and then again in 1766 for Armand-Louis de Gontaud Biron (Beau said Lauzun).
In 1793, Lauzun became one of the 9 towns of District Lot-et-Garonne and enjoyed as such a court and a post office.
Today Lauzun, capital of Canton, is a small village offering all shops and essential services. Lauzun invited to walk during which you will discover the vestiges of its medieval past and the charm of this former ducal town. The tranquility of its small lake shaded finally invite you to a moment of relaxation.