Tour Magdala

Tour Magdala, Rennes-le-Chateau: Tickets, Tours, Address, Tour Magdala Reviews: 4.5/5

Tour Magdala
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Observation Decks & Towers
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Lezignan-Corbieres, France25 contributions
What an office! Self isolating in there would be enjoyable.
Sep 2020
One man',s dreams, he made reality. Panoramic views. Looking up into the heavens possibly did polarise his thoughts on the sermon.
Written September 15, 2020
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frenchi700
Derbyshire548 contributions
Stunning views
May 2019 • Couples
To get into Tour Magdala you have to pay for a ticket to the whole site.
The grounds and area surrounding the Tour are stunning. Go inside and climb up the stairs for stunning views of the surrounding area.
For me personally the Tour Magdala is not only stunning to look at from the outside but stunning inside with stunning views.
The ticket to enter is worth it just to go here.
Written May 26, 2019
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Karen B
Preston, UK449 contributions
Climb the steps for the view
Sep 2018 • Couples
This is living history and must be seen. fascinating doors and well worn steps. the downstairs library is mind blowing.
Written October 17, 2018
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psychprofessor
Starkville, MS4,931 contributions
Very Photogenic and Interesting Place to Visit in Rennes le Chateau
Oct 2017 • Couples
Along with our small tour group, my wife and I visited and photographed the Tour Magdala in Rennes Le Chateau. There's the tower, probably the most photographed place in the town, and the Belvedere, with a garden between/in front of them. A local priest, Sauniere, funded construction of the Tour Magdala, which he used as his library. The funds supposedly came from a treasure he found.
Written March 18, 2018
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visetignis
Barcelona, Spain79 contributions
Myysterious. Amazing. I want to live here.
Aug 2017 • Couples
The drive was a bit slow due to an incident near the French frontier and Terragona & Barcelona. Long line to get over the border. The drive along the way was scenic, beautiful. 3 hours from Barcelona. We arrived late but still had 1 & 1/2 hours to make the explore this most mysterious place, where the priest Berenger Saunier, lived. The first entrance into the exhibit room was not as full of relic as I had anticipated. I had read "Holy Blood, Holy Grail," back in 1990, and had always dreamed of coming here. We were delighted to enter one of the rooms where if you didn't look carefully, you would miss a door leading to a narrow spiral stone stairway leading up to the glass tower. A room, like a sun room, entirely in glass with an amazing view of the lower countryside. As we stepped out, we walked along a bridge which was an archway over the grave below of Msr. Saunier. We walked toward another tower, the tower of Magdalena, which had another stone spiral staircase leading up to the top of the tower. And on this side, we could ascend down inside and down another staircase to the library. It was interesting to imagine being there during his days, rebuilding this place from the shambles it had been when he moved there- Saunier.
Then there were the gardens, we approached the grave of Saunier, A church bell rang. Eerie. The people who live in the village there, seemed open and friendly. A friendly staff working there too. We will go back, earlier this time.

There is ample parking and someone who attends the parking before you drive up to the plateau where the small village is. If you are coming from Spain, it is best to leave EARLY, no matter what your GPS or google maps say due to the borders. There are some very charming-looking restaurants there, which we didn't have the pleasure to enjoy, as well as a few hotels; another reason to go back. Also, make a day of it to go around back to see the tower in it's entirety. And go see the other four points connected to Rennes which the Templars stayed, they make up the five points of the perfect pentacle.
Written October 4, 2017
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Marijkedol
Limoux, France310 contributions
An inspiring castle with a mysterious history
Nov 2016 • Solo
The setting of this castle in Rennes-le-Chateau is worth every effort of going up there. I have set many times on a bench in the nearby garden enjoying the views and contemplating the history behind this setting. My best visit was sunrise in November one year when the mist was slowly revealing the surrounding mountains. It was cold but armed with a coffee and Uggh boots it was so worth the effort.
Written September 19, 2017
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Lifeguard22
OLDHAM95 contributions
Very interesting
Mar 2017 • Couples
This place is steeped in mystery. See the tunnel Sauniere dug under the magdala tower. Follow the story of the history of Rennes and mystery behind the money spent here.
Written March 25, 2017
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maricarjagger
Portsmouth, UK122 contributions
A very pretty structyure
Aug 2016 • Couples
Given the view you can see of the surrounding valley, I can see why someone wants to build this tower. It was a beautiful structure and very nice to see if you have read the story about Sauniere.
Written August 24, 2016
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Jos K
Neeroeteren, Belgium234 contributions
Special and mystic
Jun 2016 • Couples
It remains (for me) a mystery why such a tower has been built in this place, for what purpose and what was the idea behing?? Strange ....
Written June 25, 2016
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Anj1396
Aix-en-Provence, France55 contributions
Great views of region
Mar 2016 • Family
It was the Abbé Sauniere's retreat - a small library where he used to work. Can be visited very quickly.
Written April 1, 2016
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