Table ronde sur le thème : Rennes-le-Château aujourd'hui. Dédut de la conférence :
- Paul Saussez: Its very probable that the crypt housing the tomb of the Lords was reported in an old parish register. Archaeologists have been approached to conduct further research - the [plans?] were given to the town of Rennes-le-Château. This is the first step if it is to be endorsed by the municipality & will be finalized by a request for excavations properly. The administration show reticence for various reasons. Some fear a sudden change in the tourism and real estate in the region.
- Jean-Alain Sipra: The original church of Rennes-le-Château is paleo-Christian and was built around the year 400. Originally, it was two or three meters in length. He also returns to his discovery of aerial photos detecting the remains of a very large mausoleum of Constantine[? or Constantinian-type mausoleum] in the vicinity of Rennes-le-Château. Emperor Constantine would have had to build the mausoleum of a similar size to the Pantheon in Rome, before the Council of Nicaea in the year 325. Referring to his book published in 2012 (The Way of Bugarach - ODS) he reiterates his assumption that Boudet and his mentor Vincentian Abbe Jourde discovered in Bugarach a shrine housing the tombs of Jesus, Mary- Madeleine and their children as well as graves of Visigoth kings.
- Alexandre Painco: The number of visitors to the area is a constant number. The council has decided to work with the DRAC on serious research requests. His office of mayor requires him to keep a cool head in light of various ideas advanced by some researchers.
- Laurent Buchholtzer (aka Octonovo) talked about his investigation into the trafficking of Masses organized by a local Catholic network of which Berenger Sauniere would have been a part of (ref. Rennes-le-Chateau, a paradoxical history - ODS). Christian Doumergue concluded that it might be the Catholic Circle of Narbonne. Laurent Buchholtzer continued with his interest in the archives of the Marquis de Chefdebien. The rallying cry of the Circle of Narbonne was "By this sign thou shall conquer." Relations between Boudet / Gelis and Sauniere remain unclear as documents missing.
- Jean-Alain Sipra - Saunière made a part of the treasure, and would have kept for him.
- Philippe Marlin returns to the Priory of Sion & Pierre Plantard.
- Laurent Buchholzter does not consider Pierre Plantard as a great initiate contrary to the thesis developed by Christian Doumergue but rather as a forger.
- Stephanie Buttageg: A Brother Dubosc mentioned (to 1780/1782 ) in the National Archives in Paris the presence of a round temple near the mines of Roque Negro (Rennes-les-Bains). The Marquis de Fleury, owner of the sources of the nearby hot water would not have allowed exploration to the mines (see his recent book - The ancient legendary Mines of Rennes-les-Bains). Pierre Plantard himself would have done research and very discreetly had acquired plots of land in the area in 1966 (No. 647/658) located near Camp Redon. Note, these acquisitions were made a year before the publication of the book by Gerard de Sede. Likewise, he planned to buy a house in Rennes-les-Bains and a perpetual cemetery plot which confirms his willingness to end his days there. Proof for Stephanie Buttageg that the approach of Pierre Plantard is not reduced to a simple mythomania but a desire to continue his research and his certainty of the existence of the Round Temple and mining of precious metals.
- Philippe Marlin addresses the delicate issue of the transfer of the tomb of Saunière which has aroused strong emotions. Alexander Painco confirms that the procedure is still in progress and genealogical research is conducted to find all the heirs of Saunière. The tomb is private property. The mayor does not have the right to maintain it, which explains the state of desolation in which the tomb is today.
Finally. Jean-Alain Sipra shows a model of the Constantinian mausoleum restored by him whose remains are still visible from the air. A last question: it is there a treasure of Rennes-le-Château?Answer: Yes, and more ..
1] The assumption that Boudet and his mentor Vincentian Abbe Jourde discovered in Bugarach a shrine housing the tombs of Jesus, Mary- Madeleine and their children as well as graves of Visigoth kings!!!!
2] Pierre Plantard himself would have done research and very discreetly acquired plots of land in the area in 1966 (No. 647/658) located near Camp Redon. There is a place in the municipality of Rennes-les-Bains on the Cadastre map cited as Camp Redon which is under Roque Negre along the Salz.