Victor Bieil

Monsieur Bieil Directeur de Saint-Sulpice by Monsigneur LaCroix, bishop of Tarentaise

Monsieur Bieil Directeur de Saint-Sulpice by Monsigneur LaCroix, bishop of Tarentaise

Abbé Jean-François-Victor Bieil.

According to Gérard de Sède, Saunière travelled to Paris in 1892. He allegedly went their to seek help decoding a number of parchments he found in his church. He is said to have spoken to Abbé Jean-François-Victor Bieil who was the Director of Saint-Sulpice at the time. Bieil was also the uncle of Emile Hoffet, who is said to have eventually decoded the documents. 

In 1903 Bishop LaCroix of Tarentaise published a memoir about Bieil that may be downloaded through this link.

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