A few mistakes need to be clarified...
"The basilica would be 50 metres high and have a footprint of 20,000 square metres." (France 3 website)
A chapel that would be 20,000 square metres of ground should be 20 metres wide by... 1 kilometre long !!! This is obviously a big mistake. The chapel itself is 2,465 square metres of floor space.
As for the height, the highest of the two spires measures 49,50 metres. But the ridge of the chapel roof is 28.62 metres high.
"According to the opponents of the project, 'the first public meeting was actually a piece of information given during a religious service'" (Le Dauphiné Libéré)
That's not true at all. This first information meeting was announced at a service, but it obviously took place in a meeting room, with computer-generated images that could be presented to those who wished to attend. Several people who were not at the office were present at this meeting. And three opponents stood at the entrance of our property to find out who would be there, so they too had the information!
"We're talking about concreting 30,000 square metres of meadow..."(John Martin on 19-20 of France 3, Friday, August 9, 2019)
These figures are wrong: the total ground area of the project is 15,652 square metres, including the chapel, annexes, reception building, service alley, forecourt, footbridge and pilgrims' drop-off area. In other words, only 20% of the land area will be impacted. 80% of the land will therefore remain preserved and will be developed by the project to create a "natural setting" around the chapel.
"The Regional Natural Park of the Monts d'Ardèche on which the commune is located also claims to have had the first information in the spring time..." (19-20 of France 3, Friday, August 9, 2019)
This statement is wrong, since the President of the Regional Natural Park of the Monts d'Ardèche wrote to the Prefect of Ardèche in March 2019 having communicated information to the DREAL to alert him about our project in November 2018 (i.e. even before the issuance of the building permit).