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Berenger Sauniere Museum, Rennes-le-Chateau

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Discover controversial theories and local curiosities at Berenger Sauniere Museum, which draws scores of visitors with its intrigue. It is rumored that Father Berenger Sauniere found secret artifacts or documents after he came to the church of Rennes le Château in 1885. These documents are said to point to an elaborate alternative history of the Christian religion that revolves around the existence of a bloodline of Jesus Christ, and the societies that were formed to hide the truth and protect his descendants. This museum displays a range of significant objects related to the site, from the prehistoric dinosaur eggs that were found here to documentation that has been interpreted as evidence of a global conspiracy. The rise of popular literary depictions of this site, its architecture, and its artifacts makes it one of the most famous tourist destinations in France. Use our Rennes-le-Chateau vacation generator to arrange your visit to Berenger Sauniere Museum and other attractions in Rennes-le-Chateau.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 unexplainabl...  more »
  • It worth visiting this museum to gain an understanding of the possibilities of what history could have been around the Templars and Mary Magdalene.  more »
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  • Great place to spend half of a day. Take a good camera for some pictures. Nice views and good restaurants. Better to have a good car & not too big because road to the top is rather chalanging.
  • Reviewing the town generally. We didn't bother with the museum as you can see the church for free which is the main thing of interest. No one is allowed in the graveyard. The views from the village are spectacular. Worth a trip even without the conspiracy theories! We paid the €2 to park a little closer to the town. It's probably about half way between the town and the lower car park so not an amazing difference but probably worth a couple of Euros. We ate in the Jardin restaurant just next to the museum which was expensive and to be honest the sparrows were a nuisance and shat on our table about 4 times before we moved inside to escape them. Didn't feel that lucky to be honest.
  • Pretty nice view of the surroundings.
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  • Museum dedicated to the pastor Berenger Saunier and all the legend accompanying
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