Rennes-le-Château and Rennes-les-Bains

Rennes-le-Château and Rennes-les-Bains

FIND - Corbières Villages

Love the Corbières!

I am blown away by the beautiful and interesting villages in the Corbières mountains, that is, the large space on the map between Rennes-le-Château and the Mediterranean Sea.  I have written so much about them, so if you would like to see them here, then click on the names (not pictures) for links.

 

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Coustaussa

 A ruined castle across the valley from Rennes-le-Château - but what a history!

 

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Albières and Auriac

Where Sigisbert built a monastery

 

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Bages and the Etang de Bages et de Sigean

 Amazing turquoise places when the Mediterranean sun glitters on the water.

 

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Bugarach

the magic mountain, the Visigothic village

 

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Canet d’Aude History

By the time you are reading this I will be moved, I hope, from Canet to Couiza, but I lived at Canet for several years and my historical studies gave me great insight into our region that helped immensely in writing my books.  As they became more popular, it was obvious that I must move to Couiza, but readers here might enjoy the story of the wicked Archbishop Guifred who lived in the château at Canet in 1059; the same year that he consecrated the church at Rennes-le-Château!

 

Cubières-sur-Cinoble

The home of a famous Cathar . . .

 

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Cucugnan

Click the name for an interesting story.

 

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Fabrezan 

I became interested in Fabrezan when a friend moved there and found it delightful - especially when I discovered a White Lady chapel!

 

Mouthoumet (pronounced Moo-Too-May) is about half way along the old Roman route from Couiza to Narbonne.  Not much connection with Rennes-le-Château there, you might think.  The church is dedicated to Saints Julien et Basilisse.

 Click here to read more.

 

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Lézignan-Corbières

Every town has its secrets!

 

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Opoul-Perillos

Often known to Rennes-le-Château people as "Perillos" this village burst into fame among the "Rennies" when the French André Douzet claimed to have found proof that the massive castle there was built to hide the tomb of Jesus!

 

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Quintillan

Click on the name for an amazing story of this village not far from Perillos.

 

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Roquefort des Corbieres

 Beside a Roman road, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea

 

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St Laurent de Cabrerisse

Named after the saint who loved goats, for cabrerisse is an old Occitan word meaning goats.  I discovered a spring and a most unusual Mary Magdalene picture.

 

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Serres near Rennes-les-Bains

Unknown history of Rennes-le-Château Country

 

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Tuchan is on the old Roman mining route from Rennes-le-Château country, past Bugarach and Padern towards the cost.  Something mysterious about it, especially as regards the links with the Cathars of Ariège.

 



10/07/2015
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