Place:Lavaur, Tarn, France

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NameLavaur
TypeCommune
Located inTarn, France
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Lavaur is a commune in the Tarn department in southern France. It lies 37 km southeast of Montauban by rail.

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Lavaur was taken in 1211 by Simon de Montfort during the wars of the Albigenses, a monument marking the site where Dame Giraude de Laurac (Lady of Lavaur) was killed, being thrown down a well and stoned to death. The town was also taken several times during the religious wars of the 16th century.

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