A Google search for "Rennes le Château" finds 1.3 million sites. No need therefore to recap here the story of its colorful priest Berenger Sauniere, his mysterious wealth, the as-yet-undiscovered treasure, and the village's historical connections to the Merovingians, the Holy Grail and other famous Mysteries, whigh recently inspire Dan Brown's best-selling DA VINCI CODE. It can all be found here.

Rennes-le-Château stands proudly atop of a hill in Languedoc about 20 miles east of Chalabre and we drove there on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.