Spirit of rebellion 50

A combination of Ferme de Boissets, Eglise Rouviere and Eglise Lanuéjols

I heard the crew met up together on this field. This is nearby Mende, the place the crew stayed and drove from Mende to all the locations in Lozere.

Lanuejols has a huge field and Roman Mausoleum close to the Eglise Lanuéjols. The mausoleum of Lanuéjols, located in the municipality of Lanuéjols in the department

(Lozère), was built at the end of the 2nd or the beginning of the 3rd century. Located in the Valdonnez valley, the site was built by a wealthy family in memory of their two sons.

The tomb was uncovered in 1813. The fragments of the incline could not be recovered until 1840. The monument is addressed as a Roman tomb and is classified as a monument

historique. In 1880, just a few meters south of the mausoleum, the foundations of another monument were unearthed.

The mausoleum in the provence of Gallia Narbonensis was built in the style of a mausoleum temple, which was widespread in the provences of the Roman Empire from the end of the

first century. The walls are made of limestone composite. The morphology of the building is in the tradition of Roman temple building with cella and pronaos. Its main facade is

provided with pilasters in Corinthian order, which complete with capitals. The monument is located on a podium, which is preceded by a staircase. It was restored in 1999.


                      This episode starts in the church of Lanuéjols. The church was decor in three scenes of episode 50 Spirit of Rebellion:

                       1. Tell visits the church for answers and is sent away.

                          2. The scene with Gessler in front of the Maria statue (Aris visited Gessler in this church. Second scene: Gessler sees a vision, he see Aris face turning into Tell's face). 

                          3. Gessler in front of the statue of Jezus on the cross. He thinks about Tell's death, then the Jezus statue starts to bleed. 



Tell's search for answers - Church of Lanuajols

                                                                                                       1988                                            2017  one of the stained glass window behind the cross                                   



                                            1988                                      This is the place you see in the background (2017) Nowadays a statue stands on the baptismal font.

          Tell tries to find answers in the church but is sent away.                  

1988                                                                                          2017                                                                                          2017


                  The three pillars in the back                                          The Crossbow shot is just a little bit more to the right


       1988 Screenshot in the beginning of Spirit of Rebellion. Beautiful details merged with clouds.    2015                                             2015                                                 


                                                                              1988                                                                                      2017                                                       2017                                                     


Gessler's confusion


                                                                                                                               1988       The Maria statue at the southside of eglise Lanuéjols    2015           

The beautiful large statue of Maria in a red and yellow golden dress. This church has more beautiful holy statues. I will put more of them below on this site.

Gessler can not distinguish anymore.. whether he is hallucinating ... or whether Tell is really alive

1988 The round stained window behind Aris.                         2015                                                                                                     


  The ornament and cross behind Gessler is still there (at the large photo right)


While Aris speaks to Gessler the sight of Tell is turning into Aris.

His first vision of Tell. Eglise Lanuejols





The Cross

Gessler seeks for guidance in the church, the second time he sits in front of Jesus on his cross. This time he imagines Jesus is hit by an arrow and is bleeding.

1988               In front of the altar central in eglise Lanuéjols                  2017

I can safely say.. this statue of Jesus on the cross is a replica. In the dark background behind Gessler you can see almost the same statue. On the right picture you

can see the original one closer.  fter Tell's dead Gessler is depressed and very confused. He tries to find peace in church but the spirit of rebellion is haunting him.

 Just in front of the altar, they've put this fake statue, (the real one is in the background).         

Changing church Lanuéjols into church Rouviere (in episode Spirit of Rebellion 50)


Remarkable: They have been switching from Église Lanuéjols (above) to Église Notre-Dame de La Rouvière (below)


CHURCH NOTRE-DAME ROUVIERE - (still episode ´Spirit of rebellion´ 50)

The same place where Gessler's party started just after Tell's dead and he gets himself together.



                                                  1988   The right part (back in the corner under the balcony) is plastered and almost unrecognizable 2016

   Scene: Gessler arrises with a little help from Aris.


 Le Maynard is the first village Gessler attacked to regain his power.


Information about the church:

Church before 1153, with a single nave of three vaulted bays in a slightly broken coffer. The double arches are supported by two Romanesque half-columns, large projecting arches adorn the walls,

and on the north wall of the nave recent period, was opened a chapel.  A choir span precedes the slightly recessed, five-sided apse, whose upper semicircular section is decorated with semicircular arches

supported by Romanesque columns. It is vaulted in the oven and receives the day by two trilobed. Externally, five semicircular arches mark the upper part of the panels in front of the apse. These arches are

received by small columns of angles with historiated capitals. To the south, a curved portal opens into a buttress on the median bay. The façade wall adjoining the presbytery carries a two-bay bell-tower

which seems to be the primitive steeple. The Church is often closed.


Gessler's party is short lived. Gessler and Aris get drunk. But then only Gessler suddenly sees a vision of Tell sitting at the table and bringing out a toast.



The party is roughly interrupted by Tell; only Gessler hears and sees Tell. Tell brings out a toast.


    1988                                                                        2016 Église Notre-Dame de La Rouvière

Scene: Gessler is struggling. He witnessed the rebellion arising and he loses authority and is confused about Tell's death. Location: Église Notre-Dame de La Rouvière.

Look the beautiful fresco´s, they are still there. Changes: Parts of the wall behind Tell is plastered.


            2016                                                                                                      1988                                                                                                              2016           


Many locations in this episode: Above Eglise Rouviere but scenes with Gessler in front of the Maria and Jesus statue and Tell asks for answers is Eglise Lanuejols


The visit to the wise man

In church Tell got no answers, then he goes to a wiseman 'August.' He listened to Tell and helped him understand. The wise man used an old projector lightened with a candle. This projector

showed with a shadow-effect Tell's role in the balance of good and evil. This location can be in a church or Boissets. It's hard to say..there is only a wall to see in the back of this scene.



Scene: He tells William has to lighten up the evil with his presence so there will be a balance. Nice scene.


Location Augustus: The house of Augustus could also be in Boissets, but it remains difficult to prove. We think he is the small building below, because the walls are also orange.




Scene: People hear about Tell´s death and the rebellion rises high now. Luke lives with his dad on a farm (the Boissets). Life is hard. Father drinks his problems away to anger of his son Luke. It´s dry

and Gessler wants a large part of the yield of the grain. When they hear what happened to their hero Tell, they´re planning a resistance and burn all their grain. Like many others in the province.


Le Menand (Boissets farm) is the first place Gessler attacks

 Gessler strikes back. Many others to come.

Luke (and finally his father as well) believe that people can stand up all together against Gessler.

1988                                                                                          2015


1988                                                                                            2015                                                                                                                                          


Episode 'The Children' is also recorded here. A very small part (the longest shots is recorded in St. Chely).


To compare:

                                                                                                                                                                                            Shot of this scene: In the middle of this Boissets farm            

     Luke's father is an alcoholic peasant, who is apathetic about Gessler's rule, but is forced to face the spirit of rebellion by his son.

1988                  The stairs and pillars in the middle are restored            2015



  1988                                                                                                    2015




 Below the whole building, both stairs are in Crossbow

Scene: Luke has a quarrel and in his frustration he tries to kill a soldier who crosses his path. William Tell could just prevent it. He doesn't realize he just met William Tell, his hero.

1988                                                                                            2015                                                                                                 



Scene: The resignation of his father and the situation in the country only increase his anger.



Luke: Since the dead of Tell the spark of rebellion is is just gone!"


                          1988                                                                     Two blocks on top or the doorframe are restored 2015                 



The Rebellion. The burning of all the grain.

  1988       father got his fighting spirit back and the bond with his son is getting stronger.            2015                      



                                                      1988                      2018 The stone above the door is renovated, the doors still have a hole          1988 Georgia Lyman searched for shade.


                                                                                    1988                                                    2018 The interior taken from the back of the building.                                                      



                                      The largest building of ferme des Boissets.                                        



1988                                                                        2015                                                                      2015                                                                         2015                  

Scene: Here is where the Rebellion really starts. People burn their grain en masse. Better than giving it away to Gessler.


Ferme des Boissets is very well restaurated nowadays. I visited it at 2015. In 1988 the building (photo left below: in the background) had a huge hole in it.

The pictures below and above you can see how well restored this house is in the back. For a vew years it was a museum, you can see the blue info signs on some pictures.


Between 2018 and 2019 it unfortunately became private property.

Gessler strikes. Many villages are opposing. Le Maynard is the first village Gessler strikes back. Photos from 2015.

The Crossbow shot is taken more from the left side.  Nothing really changed..only the length of the tops of chimneys.

The door to Ferme des Boissets: the stones lay the same way as 30 years back, only the door has a light above it.


      To compare

 Episode resurrection

Episode Resurrection     The corner of the main house of Boissets. The soldier stands on the stairs. This soldier must spy on 'Berenice,' Gessler's mistress.  Episode Spirit of Rebellion


The fight

             The farmers resisting.                            Luke warns the people Gessler's men are coming                     Aris is hit by an arrow in his arm and flies.



The last touch of the sun of  May, 2018. The last view on it before it became a privat property (2019). It used to be a farm and a museum.


Location: The farmers ran out at this sheepfolt in Boissets


                                      Spirit of Rebellion 50 in front of the mainhouse of Boissets           Close up of the door 2015                Scene: Happy people. They survived and they have driven them away.                            


    The last scene Spirit of rebellion: It seems they didn´t expect this resistance at all. Gessler´s men flew and some got killed. The villagers are happy now. From a distance on the hill...

a person on a Friesian horse appears out of the mist. He let's his horse prance. Tell appears for the third time. Suddenly Gessler stands face to face with William Tell.





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