one of our members, Christophe Becel, gave a presentation entitled: The Cathares: Between crusades & tourism. He raised our interest so much that we’ve invited him back to do Part 2! France as we know it now, was not the same in the Middle Ages.
In the 13th century to the east of Bordeaux a civilization was destroyed for its religious beliefs. Or was it just that? Mr. Becel will continue to explore how a mix of religion, power and social norms contributed to this medieval tragedy. He’ll also look at how The Cathares live on today, and why they make people dream of a nobler time filled with intrigue, courage…and even finding buried treasure!