Thursday Talk: Mysterious France
The talk takes us from prehistoric mysteries to present-day enigmas, via Cathars, Templars, alchemy, tarot cards, medieval symbolism, lanterns of the dead labyrinths, monsters, angels, devils, King Arthur, Mary Magdalene and much else besides. At the very least you’ll hear some good stories which make travelling around France far more interesting but Nick believes that all these weird and wonderful things can lead us to ancient knowledge and forgotten wisdom.
Nick Inman is an author, journalist, translator and photographer who has written or contributed to around 50 travel guides to France and Spain. His latest book is A Guide to Mystical France: Secrets, Mysteries, Sacred Sites. “Everywhere you look in France,” he says, “there are curious sights that don’t fit into the format of a conventional travel guide. At first I thought they were all one-offs which had nothing to do with each other but I decided to bring them all together in one book and see if any patterns emerged.” Nick is married with two children. He lives with his family near the Pyrenees, in southwest France.