Michel Vallet, aka Pierre Jarnac, that veteran RLC researcher has an interesting snippet on his website [see HERE]. Here it is in translation, entitled 'Before Abbe Sauniere..'.
"René Descadeillas, referring to the many legends of Rennes-le-Château, admits that the most famous and the most popular, is that of golden heaps [of treasure] once buried in the vicinity at Rennes-le-Château, & also in Rennes-les-Bains. This legend defies time, he adds.
Among these "legends," of which the former Conservative alludes, we have enumerated some of them:
In December 1340, two monks of the abbey of Boulbonne were considered to have discovered a treasure buried in a mountain, near Limoux, using magic. The culprits denied and were tried, found guilty & were condemned to the "Mur perpetual". In July 1374, a deposition made before a notary in Perpignan testifies that a considerable treasure, was transferred, & rests in a place close to a summit known as Roc de l'Aigle. This document, in Latin, is complete with a geometric figure and ends with the utterance of a curse for those who would try to seize, without right, this deposit.
In August, 1384, a petition was deposited by a prince from the East [a prince from the Orient], concerning a treasure hidden in the hollows of a mountain, in the province of Guyenne, of which he was aware. He willingly renounced gold, silver and other jewels, which legitimately returned to the King of France, to claim only two barrels of balm deposited in this place.
In 1541, Paracelsus, German hermeticist, left a spiritual testament in which he revealed the existence of three secret treasures, one located between France and Spain, and designated as very large and very powerful.
In 1555, in his Centuries , Nostramadus reports the existence of a treasure buried beneath the rock chain of Guien. It also recalls the risks incurred by those who would attempt to bring it to light.
In 1611, Louis XIII gave a mission to Jean Vauquelin des Yvetaux, lieutenant-general in the Languedoc, to render impracticable a series of galleries and subterranean passages in the region of Rennes.
In October 1661, Jean de Loret, poet and writer, evokes, in his Burlesque Gazette, the partial discovery of a treasure in the diocese of Alet. Blaise d'Hautpoul, Lord of Rennes and Bishop Nicolas Pavillon, disputed ownership of the discovery.
Finally, a little before the Revolution, on the basis of a testimony that the "Devil counted his gold coins on the mountain of Blanchefort, the peasants of Montferrand summoned a sorcerer to dispute this magot? to the Malin. The affair and the Marquis de Fleury, the landowner, was about to sue them for raiding land on his conquered territories.
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My name is Sandy Hamblett, inspired and passionate researcher of the mysteries at Rennes-les-Bains.