CATHAR – MONTSÉGUR AND RENNES LE CHÂTEAU: 8 Hour Tour
PRIVATE TOURS – MONTSEGUR AND RENNES LE CHÂTEAU
Inclusions: Private transportation, English speaking tour guide, entrance tickets to Montsegur castle, taxes, tolls and parking.
This privately guided day trip takes you into the heart of Cathar country to Montségur and Rennes-le-Château. The Cathars being a Gnostic Christian sect dating from the 11th century that challenged the Catholic doctrineof its day. The first stop of this private tour will be historic Montségur, the castle symbolizing the resistance of the Cathars that occurred in the 13th century. Finally overtaken in 1244, more than 200 Cathars were burnt here at the end of the 10-month siege.
At Montségur you can hike up the “Pog,” the nearly 4,000-foot-high rock (good physical condition and walking shoes necessary), to visit the castle ruins. After your visit, you will Experience Rennes-le-Château, a small French hilltop village known internationally for being at the center of various conspiracy theories and for being the location of an alleged buried treasure discovered by its 19th-century priest Bérenger Saunière.
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