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Berenger Sauniere Museum, Rennes-le-Chateau

Categories: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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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  • We did a lot of road on Saturday to go to Rennes the Castle happy to go there since the time that I wanted to. Arrived on the scene the Museum is exceptionally closed at 4 p.m. it was not even announced on the website. Drive all the way to break the nose and make some unfortunate photos of the outside. Still closed for 1 emergency unscheduled I say ok that can happen. But not privatized for a group of about 20 tourists. I don't see how it would have bothered. Not even possible to come away with a souvenir because the Museum shop was closed also. What a disappointment.
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  • There is nothing special to see. Only if one is curious can dwell on any document. no more.
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  • Very nice place and very nice area in General. Free parking at the bottom of the village and paying top (closer to the village). Small village with a few restaurants, bed and breakfast and the areas most important to visit (the Church, Museum, tour Magdala, city of Bethany). The cemetery and the Castle are closed (banned to the public). Very interesting from the historical point of view, we can imagine how lived this abbot and his assistant. In the Museum there are many explanatory notes, newspaper articles and pictures of documents written by the Abbot himself or his assistant, one finds objects that he used for his masses, or his clothes. Very nice view from the Magdala Tower on the Aude region. Very interesting place compared to the fossil world also.
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  • Pretty nice view of the surroundings.
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  • We had that to pleasure, the traces of Bérenger SAUNIÈRE follow in Rennes-les Châteu and some photo shots. The visit of the town and of the Museum and to the Church are highly recommended because of the breathtaking view over the landscape. Who but also the legend of the Abbye BB´s would like to follow, here Gets a great impression of the life and work of Bérenger SAUNIÈRE in this small community.
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  • Church and area closed until March 15 for "so-called" work of renovation of the Museum... and this is mentioned anywhere, including on the website... that is what is called mocking people! We made the trip from bordeaux on a weekend specially to visit the Church, being of great mysteries and history fans Cathar and Templar... for nothing... This is just outrageous...
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  • Fun tour for those who have had wind of "case" by relatives. Guests bring them the booklet containing the panels made for the Museum, very clear and synthetic. Beautiful view of the region also.
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