Castle of Luc (Le Château de Luc) is a French castle-ruin in the town of Luc in the Lozère département, in the Languedoc-Roussillon région. Luc is a commune of the Lozère département in France. The castle-ruin of Château de Luc is located there Lozère (in Occitan Losera) is a department in southeast France near the Massif Central. In the context of the political and geographic organization of France and many of its former colonies a department (département depaʁtǝmɑ̃ is an Administrative division Languedoc-Roussillon ( Occitan: Lengadòc-Rosselhon; Catalan: Llenguadoc-Rosselló) is one of the 26 regions of France. France is divided into 26 regions or régions (in French of which 21 are in continental Metropolitan France, one is the island of Corsica, It was built in the 12th century on a previous Celtic site. Celts (ˈkɛlts or /ˈsɛlts/, see Names of the Celts
The castle guarded a link to the South of France of the Auvergne frequently used by pilgrims of Saint Gilles, a strategic point between the two provinces of Gévaudan and Vivarais. Auvergne ( Occitan: Auvèrnhe/Auvèrnha) was the name of an historically independent county in the center of France, as well as later a Province of Saint Giles (Αιγίδιος Ægidius Gilles Egidio Egidio Gil c Gévaudan is an historical area of France, nowadays situated in Lozère département.
The first 100 years or so of its existence it was the home of the Luc family. In the 13th century it became the property of other regional seigneuraleses. This article is about the medieval system "Manors" redirects here During the Hundred Years' War it withstood a number of sieges. The Hundred Years' War (Guerre de Cent Ans was a prolonged conflict lasting from 1337 to 1453 between two royal houses for the French throne vacant with the extinction of the senior During the 16th century Wars of Religion the state of Gévaudan garrisoned the castle. The French Wars of Religion (1562 to 1598 between French Catholics and Protestants ( Huguenots involved both civil infighting Gévaudan is an historical area of France, nowadays situated in Lozère département. Around 1630 the castle was dismantled under orders of Richelieu. This article is about a cardinal For information on the Russian also called The Red Eminence, see Mikhail Andreyevich Suslov. During the period surrounding the French Revolution it continued to fall apart from neglect. The French Revolution (1789–1799 was a period of political and social upheaval in the History of France, during which the French governmental structure previously an In 1878 local parishioners renovated the dungeon (tower) into a chapel, installing a shrine to the Virgin Mary. In that same year, Robert Louis Stevenson passed through on his travel-adventure and documented in Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes:
|“||. Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850–3 December 1894 was a Scottish novelist poet and travel writer, and a representative of Neo-romanticism in Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes ( 1879) is one of Robert Louis Stevenson 's earliest published works and is considered a pioneering classic of . [the hill] came to a point in the ruins of the castle of Luc, which pricked up impudently from below my feet, carrying on a pinnacle a tall white statue of Our Lady, which, I heard with interest, weighed fifty quintals, and was to be dedicated on the 6th of October. . . Luc itself was a straggling double file of houses wedged between hill and river. It had no beauty, nor was there any notable feature, save the old castle overhead with its fifty quintals of brand-new Madonna.||”|
It remains in ruins today and attracts hikers who re-trace Stevenson's route.