During the Revolution, to save Our Lady of Marceille, 4 owners of Limoux bought this sanctuary and its outbuildings. It became private property by inheritance or gift of the Bishop of Carcassonne, Father Lasserre parish priest of Alet, Louis Andrieux owner in Limoux and Achille Bourrel, banker of Laroque d'Olmes. When Bishop Billard arrived in his diocese of Carcassonne in 1881, he inherited a quarter of Notre-Dame de Marceille. Given the nature of this property, it was indivision[?]. In June 1890, the court of Limoux orders, following the request of Achille Bourrel, its sale by licitation[?]. It is nevertheless decided that the church will keep its religious assignment. Against all odds, Mr. Bourrel, who wanted to make a lucrative financial investment by the acquisition of the basilica (the rental income and revenue from the pilgrimage) appealed the decision which was favourable to him. The Montpellier Court of Appeal, which tried the case in the second instance on February 2, 1892, confirmed the sale by auction but canceled the religious assignment of Notre Dame.
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