Rennes le chateau, Rennes-le-Chateau

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#12 of 37 in Historic Sites in Aude
World-renowned as the center of various conspiracy theories, hilltop Rennes le chateau is a village that attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year. The predominantly rural area has a rich history, as evidenced by its castles, cathedrals, vineyards, and museums. This picturesque countryside spot rose to fame thanks to the popularity of Dan Brown's mystery "The Da Vinci Code." The book has ties to Father Bérenger Saunière, a local 19th-century priest and subject of many claims and stories that surfaced in the 1950s. Work out when and for how long to visit Rennes le chateau and other Rennes-le-Chateau attractions using our handy Rennes-le-Chateau holiday planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    small beautiful village filled d amazing story do all museum visits Church area of the Abbot...
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  • August 17, 2017
    well worth a visit for the views alone, the restauarant at the entrance to the village is great. The church is small, but interesting, but obviously the place centres on its mysteries. There are a few...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Very nice Castle to see if walking time d a moment's rest. A large part is accessible.
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