I have recently become interested in the assertion made by Abbe Delmas [in 1709] that the settlers of the original Roman village of Rennes-les-Bains were veteran soldiers from the Seventh Legion. Delmas had written:
"The tenth Roman colony was called Colonia Decimenorum and was augmented on the orders of Julius Caesar, who called it Colonia Sulla Patena, as evidenced by numerous inscriptions found in Narbonne. The colony which settled in Beziers was drawn from the Seventh Legion and was called Colonia Septimanorum. One was established at Nimes, which was drawn from the legion which went to Egypt to conquer Mark Antony, and because of that, the town of Nimes has a crocodile for its arms. Those who lived at Bains were also drawn from this legion and it is for this reason that there is a great number of medals of this legion [at Rennes-les-Bains] as well as other medallions from Montpellier". Read more HERE.
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My name is Sandy Hamblett, inspired and passionate researcher of the mysteries at Rennes-les-Bains.