"Collégiale Saint Paul" Hyères Things to Do Tip by JLBG

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  Collégiale Saint Paul from Rue Saint Paul
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  • Collégiale Saint Paul from Rue Saint Paul - Hyères
      Collégiale Saint Paul from Rue Saint Paul
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  • Collégiale Saint Paul, engraving - Hyères
      Collégiale Saint Paul, engraving
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A stone embedded in the side of the church bears the following engraving

Ci-gît l'Enfant sans sepulture, ROBERTUS?ATUS, que son père a enseveli dans le roc.
Here lies the unburied child, ROBERTUS?ATUS, that his father has buried in the roc.

This carving must refer to a recurrent legend in several parts of the Mediterranean world of a child being sacrificed by his father for the completion of some difficult building but I have been unable to find any specific mention about it.

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  • Written Jan 17, 2007
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