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Rennes le Chateau, Rennes-le-Chateau, France
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All reviews stunning views mary magdalene holy grail knights templar interesting visit out of the way beautiful church bucket list windy road the da vinci code car park lovely place guided tour cathar castles garden restaurant shops selling devils head
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must if you are in the area. Lots of fascinating history and mystery. Visit the church and the museum

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here not knowing what to expect. The little village and the church rest on a little hill top with great views. The church and the the museum were an interesting visit whether you believe in the myths or not. There was also a...More

Thank CrisPini40
Reviewed 25 August 2018

There is no mystery about Rennes le Chateau. However, the rubbish - most of it American - and which inspired Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" - much of it concerning all manner of spurious claims made about Bérenger Saunière, parish priest here at the...More

2  Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Whether you visit is inspired by myths and legend / Dan Brown or not, this is one for the bucket list. The drive up has magnificent views and some tricky corners. The village is worth exploring and the atmosphere intriguing.

Thank Bleu_de_auvergne
Reviewed 7 June 2018

We stumbled across this chateau as we were driving towards Limoux . It is such a beautiful place and lots of history and fables about the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail . We ate in a fantastic restaurant called The garden restaurant , the...More

Thank Kazjf
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Lovely little village at the top of a hill, with some shops selling crystals, and alternative artifacts. Small church, which is highly decorated and the source of a mysterious tale regarding it's priest.

Thank Jacqui G
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Seemingly every shop in town is selling Buddhas, crystals, esoteric reading materials, incense. You get the idea. Look into the facts about Bérenger Saunière and his influence on the town. They are not nearly as interesting a Dan Brown novel.

Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 29 March 2018

I have a house about half an hour away from here and have visited a few times. Every time I love it just as much as the first! You can park for a couple of euro at the top or walk from lower down -...More

2  Thank Nicki H
Reviewed 19 March 2018

With our small tour group, my wife and I spent some time in Rennes le Chateau. The Knights Templar had a castle in the town, and 99% of their castles had both a square and a round tower. Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code has...More

1  Thank psychprofessor
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Nice hill to walk, museum, esoteric librairy, restaurants, and surrondings... Many books about it Wonder full tower and garden of l abbee Nice tiny church

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