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Secrets of Southern France
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September 21st, Saturday
Everyone will be arriving throughout the day and into Sunday. Our Driver Martin will be making
multiple trips to the Toulouse Airport to pick guests up. A fresh dinner will be served that
evening, officially welcoming everyone to France. We will invite some local Friends, Authors
and Historians, to give our guests a little background information about the region.

September 22nd, Sunday
We will be taking a trip to the Esperaza town market, and then a stop by the Cathar Chateau in
Puivert. What better way to get over jet lag than with a brisk hike to the once Cathar occupied
Chateau de Montségur. This is the site of the 9 month siege of the Catholic Church to
exterminate the Cathar population in 1243.

September 23rd, Monday
We will follow the Old Roman road, starting in Fitou where it is believed that Mary Magdalene
may have arrived after their escape from the Holy Land. We will follow the route across the
Corbières through the Gorge of Galamus; with a brief hike at l’Ermitage, to Bugarach, and its
church there, ending in Rennes-les-Bains. It’s possible Mary Magdalene stayed here, after
escaping the Holy Land, at a hamlet above the river where she did baptisms.

September 24th, Tuesday
Today we’ll return and spend the day in Rennes-les-Bains. We’ll visit The

Baptismal, where Mary Magdalene is said to have performed Baptisms,

the Source de Madeleine, the Seat of Isis and an abandoned Chateau built

on the land where it is rumored Mary Magdalene settled in France.

September 25th, Wednesday
We’ll take a trip to Lézignan market and visit the Museum at the home

of author Val Wineyard. Continue on to Narbonne and have lunch on the

beach and visit the Basilique Saint-Paul-Serge, Eglise Saint Sebastien and

Cathédrale Saint-Just et Saint-Pasteur


September 26th, Thursday

Exploration of the High Valley of the Aude. The Black Madonna at Limoux, St Salvayre and
Nostradamus’s childhood home in Alet-les-Bains. We’ll have lunch in Rennes-le-Château, and
explore the little village over looking the Aude Valley, home to many mysteries surrounding the
church there dedicated to Mary Magdalene and possible Templar treasure.

September 27th, Friday
Today we take a trip Vals Rupestre and tour the “Feminine” Church carved into rock there. Onto
Mirepoix with its arcades for lunch and a quick tour of the Cathédrale St Maurice. We’ll continue
on to Carcassonne. Exploration of the Cité to begin at Notre Dame de La Santé before the bridge,
with Val as guide. The chapel was originally a pre-Christian temple. If time permits we’ll visit
Église Saint-Vincent.

September 28th, Saturday

Leave the Languedoc in the morning and travel to Cassis. Stop in the Carmargue, Saintes-
Maries-del-la-Mer, the other location it is said that Mary and her followers landed when they

came to France after the crucifixion.
Arrive in Cassis, evening off.


September 29th, Sunday
Day off in Cassis- Pool, and Beach


September 30th, Monday
Visit Cathedral of Mary Magdalene in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume where the remains of
Mary Magdalene are said to be laid to rest. Hike to Mary Magdalene’s Grotto and The Cave ofEggs, most recently spoken of in Meggan Watterson’s book, Mary Magdalene Revealed.


October 1st, Tuesday
Trip into Marseille and visit Notre Dame de la Garde, Abbaye Saint-Victor, Cathédrale La Major
and if time permits Église Saint-Laurent de Marseille, along with our favorite Metaphysical store

October 2nd, Wednesday
Free Day in Cassis- Market, Souveniers, Pool, Beach, Repack for Departure

October 3rd, Thursday
Journey back to our respective Homes.

Carcassonne (2022 Trip Photo)
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March 30th-April 6th
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