Treasure

Nicolas and Pernelle, Innocents cemetery - ©Internet Archive Book Images / Public domain Nicolas and Pernelle, Innocents cemetery - ©Internet Archive Book Images / Public domain

Flamel and the Boucherie The former Saint-Jacques tower was part of a medieval church: Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie. Boucherie (butcher’s shop) refers to the Grande Boucherie located between the...

The interior - ©Christophe Delaere / CC-BY The interior - ©Christophe Delaere / CC-BY

The Waldensians in La Balme In the caves of La Balme, 300 Waldensians were slaughtered… but when exactly? Mystery. Who are the Waldensians? Members of a strange church, not very orthodox, founded by...

The chasm - ©Dimimis / CC-BY-SA The chasm - ©Dimimis / CC-BY-SA

The legend: come on, jump! The legend says the chasm of Padirac we created by the Devil, who lived here! Meanwhile, saint Martin rode through the land in search of souls to save. He didn’t find one!

The caves - ©Chatsam / CC-BY-SA The caves - ©Chatsam / CC-BY-SA

Margot’s cave Mad Margot! Caves have lots of legends, generally, but here, more than anywhere else! Here, some pagan rites used to take place. People did them on purpose, because those rites helped...

The entrance - ©Traumrune / WikimediaCommons / CC-BY-SA The entrance - ©Traumrune / WikimediaCommons / CC-BY-SA

The Cathar legend of Lombrives Lombrives and the Cathar cemetery Also known as ″the Cathar’s cave″… why? In the 13th century, they persecuted Cathars, hid in the area and especially in the caves of...

The church - ©Marc Ryckaert (MJJR) / CC-BY-SA The church - ©Marc Ryckaert (MJJR) / CC-BY-SA

Great, a treasure! Well, I’m going to tell you about St-Bruno's treasure: they said that few monks, forced to run away during the Revolution, hide a treasure in some mysterious undergrounds! In...

The vouivre (Legendes Valaisannes, 1919) - ©Internet Archive Book Images / Public domain The vouivre (Legendes Valaisannes, 1919) - ©Internet Archive Book Images / Public domain

During the French Revolution, the castle was completely destroyed. What? This proud building, sitting on his rocky spur? Yes... Between 1980 and 1995, his owner, Mr. Marcel Duthion, restored it from...

The castle and the Clock tower - ©Jean-Christophe BENOIST / CC-BY-SA The castle and the Clock tower - ©Jean-Christophe BENOIST / CC-BY-SA

The Lion’s treasure Fell to the counts of Anjou in the 12th century, the future king of England Henri Plantagenet (count Geoffroy V's son) owned several fiefs thanks to his wedding with Eleanor of...

The castle - ©Jonathan.chapon / CC-BY-SA The castle - ©Jonathan.chapon / CC-BY-SA

Montbrun: the story Aymeric Brun put up a fortress in 1179, which received the name of Mont-Brun, Mons bruni ("Brown hill"). It was in fact raised on a hill... the castle is a 40 metres...

The stele - ©lns1122 / CC-BY The stele - ©lns1122 / CC-BY

Montségur’s slaughter Field of the burned March 16th 1244. Tears and blood on Montségur. In the scree stood the stake where 255 Cathars died burnt alive… Come here! At the beginning of the path...


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