Templar Quest in the Languedoc, France
Knights Templar, Cathars & Troubadours, Rennes-le-Château
We offer specialist tours focused on the history of Knights Templar in
the Languedoc, France. These tours include guided visits to important
historical sites and talks by experts. Topics covered include the
origin and role of the Templars, their supposed heresies, links with the
Cathars, the Mystery of Rennes-le-Château, and other esoteric traditions.
The Languedoc is a special place. Deep in the French countryside ("La
France Profonde") it attracts visitors from around the world, and
not only for its climate, food, wine and spectacular scenery. Its history
is astounding, stretching back long before France existed. Some of the
earliest cave art in Europe can be seen here, and megalithic stones dot
the countryside. Hercules performed some of his labors here. Hannibal
brought his elephants through here on his way to the Alps. A Count of
Toulouse was the first to take a crusader cross, and the first to establish
Knights Templar and Knights Hospitaller back in Europe. A supposed "heresy"
called Catharism flourished here, until it was crushed by the first European
Crusade and the fist papal Inquisition in the world. The Dominican Order
was created here, specifically to help eliminate Catharism.
| The medieval Cité of Carcassonne, in the
There is even more. The troubadour tradition developed here, before the
Languedoc was annexed to France. Nostradamus came from here. The modern
Kabbalah was created here. According to local tradition Mary, the mother
of Jesus, lived here for many years. According to some the the Holy Grail
and the Ark of the Covenant are hidden here, perhaps in the mysterious
village of Rennes-le-Château.
|La Couvertoirade - Village of the Knights Templar
in the South of France.
Our organized tours are led by English speaking experts who live locally
in the Languedoc and have researched its history. They are all published
authors and accomplished public speakers who have appeared in television
You will not need to speak any French during your stay in France.
| The Tour Magdala at Rennes-le-Château, in
the Languedoc, France
Talks and visits include:
- The Cathars: their Origins, their Beliefs and their fate
- Heresy and Inquisition in the middle ages
- The Troubadour tradition and courtly love
- Knighthood and chivalry
- The Templars. Their Origins, their European presence, their trial
and their fate.
- Rennes-le-Château: from Holy Blood, Holy Grail to Dan
Brown's The Da Vinci Code, investigating the enigmatic Abbé
- Languedoc Mysteries: Otto Rahn and Montsegur, Mary Magdalene and the
| Templar Seal
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