Who We Are
Nestling on a hillside in a quiet corner of Aude Valley in the Languedoc region of southern France close to the Pyrenean border lies the little village of Rennes-le-Château. Before the Great War of 1914 the population numbered about 300 inhabitants, but the munitions factories, the fields of Flanders, the Great Depression and the Second World War all took their toll and by 1946 the population was down to 103.
However, it is not for its declining numbers that Rennes-le-Château is remarkable. The mystery of Rennes-le-Château lies in its peculiar affinity with hidden gold. In 1892 its parish priest, Bérenger Saunière, is thought to have made a discovery that brought him the riches of Croesus.