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Rocco Bert Rock Formations near Rennes-le-Chateau

In 1907, l'Abbe Bérenger Saunière commissioned a set of 33 postcards depicting images from inside his church at Rennes-le-Château, and his domain, that includes his Church garden, the Tour Magdala, the Villa Bethania, the d'Hautpoul Château, and some nearby views.

The postcards sold for 10ct and seemed to have been place for sale in various places in and around Rennes-le-Château, including the nearby village of Rennes-les-Bains, where Saunière seemed to have done a brisk trade in selling them to visitors come to bathe in the thermal waters located there. He comments in a letter to a friend that: “All the bathers take the complete collection. The cards have so much success that I can hardly keep up supplying them"

I have now tracked down all of the postcard views and will do a series of articles about some of them.

The Rochers de la Rouire: dits - Roco-bert postcard features a view quite close to Rennes-le-Chateau in the area of Labadous and La Val Dieu (The Valley of God). The photos seem to have been taken near a spring called, perhaps appropriately, des Quatre Ritous - the Righteous Four or perhaps even the Four Priests.

Rocco Bert postard 1 - 1907

Rocco Bert Rock Formations near Rennes-le-Chateau 1907

Rocco Bert 2010

Rocco Bert Rock Formations near Rennes-le-Chateau 1907

Rocco Bert Postcard 2 - 1907

Rocco Bert Rock formations 1907- closer view

Rocco Bert Rock formations 2010- closer view

Rocco Bert Rock formations 2010- closer view

Grateful thanks for Pat and Andrea for the Rocco Bert 2010 Photographs

Complete set of Bérenger Saunière's 33 Rennes-le-Château Postcards 

If you would like to own your own set of Bérenger Saunière's 33 Rennes-le-Château postcards, professionally printed reproductions from the best quality original postcards available, then follow this link for more details: Sauniere's 33 Rennes-le-Chateau Postcards

Bérenger Saunière's 33 Rennes-le-Château Postcards

This is the first time for almost 100 years that this complete set of 33 Rennes-le-Château postcards offered here have been available for purchase, and a unique opportunity to add them to your collection.

Illustrated Guide to Rennes-le-Chateau Church No1

Illustrated Guide to Rennes-le-Chateau Church No1

Stations of the Cross, Bas-Reliefs, Statues, and more.

Size is A4 and features 39 pages of high quality full colour images of the Rennes le Chateau Church Decorations. More info and page samples here

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