The History of the Languedoc: The French Revolution onwards
The Revolution seems to have relatively little effect
in the Languedoc, except that much private property fell into the hands of the
state to be sold-off, vandalised or left to decay. The only other notable effect
was that many historical records were burned.
In 1793 Spain declared war
on revolutionary France. The Roussillon experienced yet more Franco-Spanish fighting,
until September 1794, when the French army once again established control over
During the spanish Civil war (1936-9)
the Languedoc welcomed refugees from Franco's government. You will find a few
memororials - and many Spanish surnames - here.
During the Second World
War the Languedoc was part of Vichy France. Towards the end of the war the Germans
took control of Vichy France and the area saw resistance activity. For more on
this click on the following linkfor information on the Second
to the Wars of Religion. ||