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Berenger Sauniere Museum

11190 Rue de l'Eglise | Rennes-le-Château, 11190 Rennes-le-Chateau, France
+33 4 68 31 38 85
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Very interesting and great fun ...though a lot of the explanations are in French.

A beautiful setting with stunning views and lots to make you come away with your own ideas about... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Auzat, France
Nice museum playing up mysterious history

The museum is certainly worth a visit, mysterious hype notwithstanding as gives you access to some... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
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Rennes le Chateau, the most amazing place where you find all that you need!!! The Domain closes its doors this sunday, the 16th of november. We come back on saturday, the 27th december for one week and on 2015, we will open on saturday, the 07th of march. Don't hesitate to contact us for further information. Guided or unguided Tours, ask!!!
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11190 Rue de l'Eglise | Rennes-le-Château, 11190 Rennes-le-Chateau, France
+33 4 68 31 38 85
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

A beautiful setting with stunning views and lots to make you come away with your own ideas about the mysteries surrounding the church and Sauniere. Worth visiting just for the views from the towers.

Thank Suzy09220
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The museum is certainly worth a visit, mysterious hype notwithstanding as gives you access to some stunning views from the walls and tower. But the story of Father Berenger Saunieter, his unexplainable wealth and possible links to a DaVinci code type conspiracy add some spice...More

Thank zakwoof
Reviewed 17 September 2016

It worth visiting this museum to gain an understanding of the possibilities of what history could have been around the Templars and Mary Magdalene.

Thank shirley327
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Calm and relaxing atmosphere, a real mystery in history. Lots of information and good explanations. Views were stunning, on a hot day it's hard to absorb all the information.

Thank colchesterain
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Well presented museum explaining the history and life of Sauniere. Lovely gardens but quite a few steps. On a very hot day it was too warm to stand and read all the information given in multiple languages. Neat little shop with lots of books at...More

Thank sesherratt
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Diane & I visited while in the area in July - fortunately it wasn't too busy, I'd imagine the steep, single track village access road is a nightmare in August! The museum itself is extensive and well laid out with multi-language descriptions of the exhibits,...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This museum, giving some idea how live was in that days (for the somewhat richer people) certainly keeps alive the mystery of father Sauniere, it's worth a visit

Thank Jos K
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The museum includes most of Sauniere' s domain (the villa Bethany, of which you only see 3 rooms unfortunately, the Magdala tower, the gardens, the beautiful walkway etc) and costs 5Euro per adult. The church itself is free entry. Unfortunately, although there is some English...More

Thank Lucyland13
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Rennes le château is synonymous with the Abbé Sauniere mystery otherwise there's not much else in this village. But for those who have read about it the visit of the museum was very interesting as I was finally in the actual place I'd read so...More

Thank Anj1396
Reviewed 8 December 2015

The Museum is OK as long as you speak French. If you happen to know the history of Rennes-le-Chateau it all makes a lot more sense.

Thank Simon T
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28 January 2016|
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Response from odette r | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but look at the website. As you are going off peak season you should be able to park nearby with no walking. Both times we have been we have driven through the village and parked about 100's from the site. Ignore... More