Rennes le Château and Montségur Castle

A Day Trip to Intriguing Destinations Around Toulouse

Discover the Conspiracy Theories Surrounding Rennes le Chateau

Visit the Château de Montségur and Take In the Stunning Views

Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts

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Trip Details


650€ Per Group


Everyday, on request. All year round except the month of January, May 1 and Dec 25, 2020



8 hours

Trip Style:

Private Cultural Tour from Toulouse.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.

Meeting Point:

Pick up at hotel in Toulouse or surroundings for all private tours.


  • Pick up and drop off at hotel
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Visit of the village of Rennes le Château including the church
  • Follow the Cathar Route
  • Visit the Cathar castle of Montségur


  • Entrance fees, tasting fees, meals
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide

Fascinating Culture and Legends in the Towns Beyond Toulouse

This morning, we will come and pick you up at your centrally located hotel in Toulouse. Meet your English speaking driver who will go over the itinerary and program of the day. Then board your air conditioned minivan and depart for the foot hills of the Pyrénées mountain range. This is where the small village of Rennes le Chateau and the Cathar castle of Montségur are located. Don’t forget to wear good walking shoes as the climb to the castle is made on rocky, uneven grounds.

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 (name of the curator of the Louvre in the Da Vinci Code). After visiting the village, follow the Cathar road and arrive at Château de Montségur, which was built on the ruins of one of the last strongholds of the Cathars. It is one of the most symbolic destinations in this part of France. After the visit, return to Toulouse and end of our services.

Good to Know

  • English speaking tours, other languages on request
  • Comfortable walking shoes are required, please note that the access to the Castle represents rough paths, mostly without handrails. About 40 minutes hilly access
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

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Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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