San Luis Rey de Francia

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Native Americans of San Luis Rey de Francia

The Takic speaking people associated with Mission San Luis Rey have been called Luiseño since the Spanish occupation.

4050 Mission Avenue
San Luis Rey, CA 92068

Mission: 760-757-3651
Parish: 760-757-3250

San Luis Rey de Francía

The 18th of the California Missions, founded June 13, 1798. The sunken garden and lavanderia (laundry), located in a hollow to the south of the mission may be reached by descending 46 fire tiled steps. Two springs provided water that sprouted from the mouths of sculpted gargoyles into the lavanderia.