encoded in the St. Magdalene Church and the surrounding landscape. Lunch in the village on our own with time to enjoy this sacred place. Special ceremony today to connect with the energies of this ancient site. Return to Limoux and see the video Catharama depicting the history of the Cathars. Time to explore this quaint city. Overnight (B&D) Day 7 - Wed - May 19 - MONTSEGUR Today we will have a special ceremony at Montsegur, the ancient citadel and strong hold of the last Cathars. Here we will add our prayers and blessings for the land and pay homage to the Cathars, the Essence Christian group called the Friends of God, who had the dove as their symbol. There are many mysteries here and we will share the connection between Montsegur and the Knights Templar. Afternoon visit an 8th century Church at Vals that was built into the rocks on a sacred prehistoric site. Overnight (B&D). Day 8 - Thurs - May 20 - CARCASSONE In the morning off to the mediaeval city at Carcassone with time to see the cathedral with interesting Templar's graves. Lunch on our own and then visit the Cathar sites of Rieux Minerve, a round church with Templar and Roman carvings on the way back to Limoux.
(B&D) Day 9 - Fri - May 21 -
RENNES LES BAINS
Today we will explore the area around Renne le Chateau and visit Rennes les Bains with its thermal spa. Optional 15 minute hike to the prehistoric site Rollers and Devil's Armchair some call it Isis's chair. Time to see the hot springs, swim in the river or the nearby thermal swimming pool. Overnight (B&D) Day 10 - Sat - May 22 - ROCAMADOUR Today we leave north for Rocamadour and the Black Madonna of Miracles. We will visit the prehistoric cave Pech Merle with its famous 20,000-year-old dotted horse and other amazing prehistoric art on the way . Arrive in Rocamadour and transfer to our hotel. Day 11 - Sun - May 23 - ROCAMODOUR This will be an exciting day as we explore the narrow stone streets of this mediaeval city. Rocamadour was the center of pilgrimage and the home of the 800-year-old Black Madonna statue with child, similar to Isis and Horus. There is even a book of miracles written by the pilgrims, attributed to this Black Madonna. We will add our names to the ancient energy that flows here. (B&D) Day 12 - Mon - May 24 - DEPARTURE Depart for Toulouse and our flight home. Option - Chartres Cathedral. Day 12 - Mon - May 24 Depart for Chartres. Check into our hotel. Day 13 - Tues - May 25 CHARTRES After breakfast we will visit one of the most famous Gothic cathedrals, dedicated to the Virgin. Chartres, is located on a ley line linking Glastonbury, Stonehenge and the Pyramids of Egypt. The spiritual masons built a legacy of wisdom into the heart of this cathedral the use of magic numbers, and sacred geometry. Chartres is associated with the awakening of the heart and it is here that love and compassion were taught. We will experience the sacred
labyrinth. Day 14 - Wed -May 26 Departure home Transfer to airport for return flight home