Welcome To French Azilum
OPENING WEEKEND MAY 28 & 29 !!!
We look forward to seeing you !!
Stop in and see what is happening at the historic site !!!
MEET & GREET in the gift shop at 11 !!! Special tour with our author at 12 and 2 .
Deborah L. Courville (Comtesse et Pairesse Deborah deBilly dit Courville) is a globally acclaimed author, writing the 'Reporting is Murder!'© series of mysteries as Eugénie D. West, and 'The Oldest House Series' of historical fiction as Deborah L Courville.
VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE for June 18th Car Show :Please contact us for more info. .
FLEE OR FACE THE GUILLOTINE!
This was the simple choice for loyalists of French King Louis XVI in 1793. And so it was that dozens of refugees came to this place called French Azilum on a horseshoe bend along the Susquehanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania. They lived here for 10 years until Napoleon Bonaparte, the Emperor, after the French Revolution, granted repatriation rights to citizens who had fled around the world to escape persecution.
Harboring the history of the refugees and their descendants is the French Azilum Historic Site.