Father Saunière domain
St Mary Magdalene’s church
Physically attached to the church, the old presbytery has today been turned into the Bérenger Saunière Museum. Here you can learn more about this astonishing parish priest and his discoveries, and also about developments since his death. Information panels, archival material, furnishings, scale models and video projections carry you into the heart of the enigma that is Rennes-le-Château.
The original Carolingian altar pillar
The original Carolingian altar pillar that may have contained mysterious documents.
The Carolingian Knights’ Stone
The Carolingian Knights’ Stone uncovered by the priest in 1887 (and beneath which, it is said, Father Saunière discovered a pot of gold coins and a skull pierced by a hole).
The villa Bethany
Discover the Villa Bethany, a very smart residence to which the priest attached a glazed private chapel.
When the nice weather comes, you will be able to discover Father Saunière rose collections and take a break in the garden on a bench