This year, we have had the usual throngs of travellers from the three quarters of the globe – (haven’t spotted any Chinese yet !) To universal joy, the Disney-land train has been de-railed until next year. I acknowledge that two-year-olds love it ... but they are a minority among our visitors and somehow neither ‘Disney’ nor ‘train’ seem to contribute a great deal to the ambiance of Rennes-le-Château.
I had hoped that the picture below would have included the village street filled with the usual ‘bustling throng’ ... and indeed the throng had been bustling only moments before ... but, on cue, as the train appeared, they decided suddenly to become camera-shy. The Atelier Empreinte bookshop must have had an unexpected ‘full house’, so you’ll have to take my word for the missing multitude.
This summer there has been an additional ‘curiosity’ added to Rennes-le-Château’s oddities. More and more people have appeared, wearing interested but vaguely puzzled expressions.