From the descriptions there is a decided difference between the Cagots and the cretins.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
CAGOTS, a people found in the Basque provinces, Bearn, Gascony and Brittany.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
All travellers speak of the Cagots, and make allusion to them, but nothing very positive is told.
"Béarn and the Pyrenees" by Louisa Stuart Costello
The "cagots" of mid-France are the descendants of former leper families.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
Cagots, notices of, 428.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
The Cagots, however, were not cretins.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
The following is an illustration of the Cagots' or Agots' songs.
"Basque Legends" by Wentworth Webster
Then, as before the first French revolution, the Cagots had a particular place and door set apart for them in the churches.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. IV, Number 98, September 13, 1851" by Various