Les chasseurs luttent contre la Bête du Gévaudan

Documents and reflexions

The Beast of Gévaudan - What could be this animal?

Many assumptions, little evidence of ancestral beliefs ingrained in the collective memory, and the animal becomes "scourge of God", a hyena, devil, wolf, big dog, animal hybrid, sadistic…

Here you will find texts, documents, opinions, thoughts on this mystery.

Description de la Bête du Gévaudan
Les différents écrits sur la Bête du Gévaudan
The fight of the young Portefaix against the Beast of Gévaudan
Hypothesis on the identity of the Beast of Gévaudan: the hybrid animal

Description of the beast

The various writings

The fight of the young Portefaix

The hybrid animal

Le fusil de Jean Chastel, tueur de la Bête du Gévaudan
Notes sur le livre de Pascal Cazotte de la Bête du Gévaudan
Hypothèses sur les échecs des tirs contre la Bête du Gévaudan
Extracts Archaeological Congress of France 1857

The rifle of Jean Chastel

Notes on the book of P.Cazotte

Assumptions about failed shots against the Beast

Excerpts from the French Archaeological Congress


La Bête du gévaudan : un mystère zoologique ?
La Bête du Gévaudan Revue Gringroire de 1941
The Beast of Gévaudan, the plural animal Master's thesis
Chronodoc 2013 - Alain Bonnet

The Beast of Gévaudan: a zoological mystery?

The Beast of Gévaudan Revue Gringroire


The Gevaudan's beast,

  plural animal

  Master memory


Alain Bonet

Le cinéma et la Bête du Gévaudan

Cinema, music

and the Beast of Gévaudan