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