How to get here
The mystic village of Rennes-le-Château is situated in Cathar Country at the foot of the Pyrenees, in the Aude department within the Languedoc region of southern France.
Our closest airport is Carcassonne (50 mins by car), but Perpignan (75 mins), Toulouse (90 mins), and Girona (Spain; 180 mins) are also within easy striking distance. From there we recommend a rental car or our minibus shuttle service (please contact us for prices).
An irregular but efficient train and bus service operated by SNCF runs from Carcassonne to Couiza-Montazels. Please contact us if you need further information.
From Carcassonne (exit Carcassonne-Nord if you are arriving on the A61 motorway) take the D118 to Limoux. Continue through Limoux on the D118 in the direction of Quillan . After Alet-les-Bains and Luc-sur-Aude you will reach Couiza . After passing through the traffic lights, take the second turn on your left. This is the D52 to Rennes-Le-Chateau (see also the chambre d'hote sign at the bottom of the road).
Follow this winding road for 3 km as far as a crossroads at the col below the village. Here the main road bears round to the right and continues up towards the main village, while a smaller road leads left to Peyrepicade. Take the middle road straight in front of you, sign posted Les Labadous. Follow this road and take the first turning on the right (again signposted Les Labadous). Follow this single-track road downhill until you reach La Source on your right.
If you drop the "person icon" in the map below, you can view the area with street view.