Jean Jacques Henri Boudet was
born on 16/11/1837 in Quillan. He entered the seminary in Carcassonne and got a degree in
english. He was ordained as a priest on December 25th 1861. He was the priest
of Rennes les Bains (447 inhabitants) from 1872 to 1914. He was a scholar who mastered
perfectly greek,latin ,english and saxon.
He succeeded Jean Vié.It is
said that he saw very much Father Saunière .His behaviour raised questions. He changed
the date of the death of Jean Vié on his tombstone.In the cemetary 2 graves bear the same
name. : Count Paul Urbain de Fleury (Marchionness of Blancheforts grandson).
He was buried in Axat,and his
grave is also strange : there are the figures 31OXI
As he had written a small
book it could mean 310pages and chapter ,or page11.
exactly know what part he played in the story. There were many rumours . Some said he
was the instigator of the whole story ,said he brought Saunières wealth
accountsbook shows he has given 3 679 431 francs.
His book The true celtic
langage and Rennes les Bainss megalith was published in 1886. Its 310 pages are
quite crazy and full of paradoxes : The publisher François Pomies wrote the date
1886,now,Pomies publications closed in 1880 ! !
was only one edition of this book,but 2 versions of the map inside,one was made by Edmond
Boudet,a lawyer in Axat who was the priests brother.
P.U de Fleury's tomb
Jean Vie's tomb