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Coordinates: 42¬į52‚Ä≤21‚Ä≥N 0¬į00‚Ä≤02‚Ä≥WÔĽŅ / ÔĽŅ42.8725¬įN 0.000555555555556¬įWÔĽŅ / 42.8725; -0.000555555555556

Commune of Luz-Saint-Sauveur

Luz St Sauveur Village Hautes Pyrénées France.jpg
Location
Luz-Saint-Sauveur is located in France
Luz-Saint-Sauveur
Administration
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Hautes-Pyrénées
Arrondissement Argelès-Gazost
Canton Luz-Saint-Sauveur
Mayor Alain Lescoules
(2001‚Äď2008)
Statistics
Elevation 677‚Äď3,194 m (2,220‚Äď10,480 ft)
(avg. 711 m/2,330 ft)
Land area1 50.38 km2 (19.45 sq mi)
Population2 1,098  (1999)
 - Density 22 /km2 (57 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 65295/ 65120
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km¬≤ (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Luz-Saint-Sauveur is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France.

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

LUZ-SAINT-SAUVEUR, a town of south-western France in the department of Hautes-Pyrenees, 21 m. S. of Lourdes by rail. Pop. (1906) 1069. Luz is beautifully situated at a height of 2240 ft. on the Bastan. It has a remarkable church, built by the Templars in the 12th and 13th centuries and fortified later. The crenelated ramparts with which it is surrounded, and the tower to the north of the apse resembling a keep, give it the aspect of a fortress; other interesting features are the Romanesque north door and a chapel of the 16th century. The village of St Sauveur lies a little above Luz on the left bank of the gorge of the Gave de Pau, which is crossed higher up by the imposing Pont Napoleon (1860). It is a pleasant summer resort, and is visited for its warm sulphurous springs. Discovered in the 16th century, the waters came into vogue after 1820, in which year they were visited by the duchesses of Angouleme and Berry. There is much picturesque mountain scenery in the vicinity; 12 m. to the south is the village of Gavarnie, above which is the magnificent rock amphitheatre or cirque of Gavarnie, with its cascade, one of the highest in Europe.


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