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Rennes le chateau, Rennes-le-Chateau
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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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  • Considering it is November we didn't know if it would be open. We were very pleased that it was. There were English explanations Re the history throughout and it was extremely interesting. Only 5€ to ...  more »
  • This place, full of mystery, with this special atmosphere in the autumn, which makes the visit involved. Of course do not miss Church and his "charming" stoup. Office of tourism we'll take the time to explain the "particularity" of the place.
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  • Located between Corbières and Cathar, in the Aude, this small and charming perched village is very nice and pretty to visit, if it isn't already by its appearance architectural, landscape, and natural; then by his past history, in charge of mysteries...
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