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Rennes le chateau, Rennes-le-Chateau

#13 of 62 in Historic Sites in Aude
Must see · Castle · Landmark
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Rennes le chateau and many more Rennes-le-Chateau attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Rennes-le-Chateau trip itinerary planning site.
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  • We have lived at the nearby village of Montazels for the last 3 years and enjoy visiting this village. Much money has been spent on landscaping in the last two years on the village is now easy to...  more »
  • A village, remote. With a long history of quest for knowledge, power. Time warped, with the remarkable stories being ever expounded on the life and times of the vicar. He brought life into a fading...  more »

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