Condomois


CONDOMOIS

Cathedral of Saint Pierre in Condom (Gers, Fra...

Cathedral of Saint Pierre in Condom (Gers, France). Deutsch: Kathedrale Saint Pierre in Condom (Gers, Midi-Pyrénées, Frankreich). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pays in Gascony in southwest France;  the town of Condom is on the River Baise, a tributary of the Garonne, and is southwest of Agen and northwest of Auch.

Its lordship partly passed to the lords of Albret (the district around Nérac in the north) but mostly to the Abbey of Condom,which was raised to a Bishopric in 1317, its diocese being taken from that of Agen.

The diocese belonged to the province of Bordeaux and was suppressed in 1790. Had the ecclesiastical authorities of 1317 been able to see into the future they would probably have concluded that Condom was not a suitable name for the see of a Bishop.

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