I Love Mysteries - Enigmatic and Legendary Sites in the Southwest of France
Alaric Mountain in the Corbières is said to hide the treasure of the Visigoths
Bugarach Mountain, with its many caves and tunnels, many only partially explored, was the inspiration for Jules Verne's "Journey to the center of the earth".
Montsaunes Church was built by Knights Templar and still preserves enigmatic drawings on its ceiling
Cénevières castle still features an alchemy room used by one of its previous owners in the 16th century
Villandraut Castle is said to hide a treasure of 600,000 gold florins that once belonged to Pope Clement V (possibly taken from the Knights Templar!)
This tour idea is not centered on ONE story but on THE STORIES of the mysterious, unusual and legendary sites it features. If you like enigmas, things that even until now historians could not agree upon, if you fancy going treasure hunting, here is a list of 14 places in the southwest France that you would not want to miss while visiting there - some are even worth a trip on themselves.
To see all the sites click above on "SW France Suggested Tour Itinerary"