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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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2 days in Rennes-le-Chateau BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 45 days in Portugal, France & Spain BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in France BY A USER FROM CANADA August, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 39 days in France BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in France BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in France & Monaco BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in France, London & Barcelona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
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Visite très intéressante bien étayée de documents et autres supports permettant de faire un voyage dans le temps. Le cadre est enchanteur. more »Well-informed very interesting tour of documents and other materials to make a journey in time. The setting is enchanting.View original
Ce petit musée est bien conçu. Il donne un bel aperçu de la vie de Bérenger Saunière et tous les fantasmes qu'il a pu provoquer suite à son train de vie. Les faits sont clairement expliqués, avec une ... more »This small museum is well designed. It gives a nice overview of the life of Bérenger Saunière and all the fantasies he could cause as a result of his lifestyle. The facts are clearly explained, with an important iconography. All in the villa of the priest.View original
Venu de la haute Savoie en février 2017. ..Pas de chance rien à voir église fermée. Musée fermée. .cimetière fermé. ..beaucoup de vacanciers sur les lieux mais rien à voir. .tout fermés !! more »Came from the haute Savoie in February 2017. .. No luck nothing to do Church was closed. The Museum is closed. closed .cimetiere. .. many tourists at the scene but nothing to do. all closed!View original
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.
David Van Ostade
Pretty nice view of the surroundings.
Frederic GilmirSmall museum explaining the life of Abbot saunierre. Wonderful view of the corbieres from the garden of feeding frenzy.View original
Michael MateovicA beautiful place with fantastic views and a small church. Anyway worth visiting also because of the story behind this place and Church.View original
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