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July 18, 2021

Vintage Photographs Capture Everyday Life in Luchon, France From the Late 19th Century

Bagnères-de-Luchon, also referred to as just Luchon, is a commune and spa town in the Haute-Garonne department in the Occitanie region of south-western France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Luchonnais or Luchonnaises.

The commune has been awarded three flowers by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom.

These amazing photos from Bibliothèque de Toulouse captured everyday life of Luchon in the 1880s and 1890s.

Lys Valley, Luchon, September 1881

Flock of sheep in winter, Luchon, 1885

Group of hikers, Luchon, 1885

The Port de Venasque, Luchon, 1885

Snow field, Luchon, May 1899

Lunch at Bois Neuf, Luchon, 1890

Allée de la Pique, Luchon, circa 1890s

Family portrait, Luchon, circa 1890s

La porte d'Enfer, Luchon, circa 1890s

Ravin de Juzet, Luchon, circa 1890s

South Crabioules glacier, Luchon, circa 1890s

Thermal baths, Luchon, circa 1890s

Arrival at the hospice, Luchon, August 12, 1892

Lys valley path, Luchon, 1892

French Alpine Club Congress, Luchon, Sep 10, 1893

Hospice du port de Venasque, Spanish migrants, Luchon Congress, September 1893

Luchon Congress, "Luchon at the Alpine Club", September 10, 1893

Luchon Congress, Route de la Vallée du Lys, September 1893

Luchon Congress, September 10, 1893

Luchon Congress, September 10, 1893

Women and little girls, Luchon Congress, September 10, 1893

At Quinconces, Luchon, 1895

Bear and his two conductors, Luchon, September 1895

Bicyclists, Luchon, 1895

Bourdette aux Quinconces, Luchon, September 12, 1895

Entrance to the competition, Luchon, September 1895

Hospice de France- At the bottom of the Maladeta, Luchon, 1895

Hospice de France, Luchon, 1895

In front of the thermal baths, Luchon, September 12, 1895

Luchon, September 1895

Man cycling, Luchon, September 1895

The bicycle lesson, Luchon, September 5, 1895

The bicycle lesson, Luchon, September 1895

Entrance to the forest road of Superbagnères, Luchon, 1896

Velocipede races, Luchon, September 1896

Allée d'Etigny, Luchon, September 1897

At Quinconces, Luchon, September 1897

At Quinconces, Luchon, September 1898

At Quinconces, Luchon, September 1898

Descent from the Buvette, Luchon, September 1898

Family at the Port de Venasque, Luchon, September 6, 1898

Lys Valley, September 1898

St Aventin, Luchon, September 1898

At the Port de Venasque-Luchon, september 1899

Couple with their dog, Luchon, July 1899

In Lys, Luchon, September 1899

Lady in a chair, Luchon, July 9, 1899

Running of the bulls- Mazzantini, Luchon, July 3, 1899

Running of the bulls- Mazzantini, Luchon, July 3, 1899




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