|A bit of history
-50000 : traces of graves.
-300 : Slight Celt occupation.Civilization of the
-121 : Roman occupation.
Early 5th century,Visigoths.
Rhédae was the capital of Septimanie,the county town
of the diocese of Rhédénium.
725 : Saracen invasion.
771 : The church of Rennes was built.
1062 : Frank invasion.Rhédae as a royal city was at its peak :30000
1067 : Rhédésium was sold to the House of Barcelona.
1130 :Tthe earldom of Rhedae was joined to the earldom of Carcassonne,which belonged
to the Trencavel family.
1170 : Alphonse 2 of Aragon attacked Rhédae .The Trencavel family only retained the
13th century : War between France and Occitanie.
Simon of Montfort got Rhédae,and gave it to Pierre de
1215-1360 : Rhédae became once again an important
city,thanks to Pierre de Voisinss efforts.
1360 : Rhédae was attacked by " les
routiers ",thiefs and brigands.
1361 : Plague epidemic.
1362 : The count of Trastamarre attacked Rhédae.
The town was destroyed
The earldom was then
called " le Razès " and Rhédae,Rennes le Château.
1400 : The de Voisinss last daughter married
a lord of Marquefave.
1422 : Blanche de Marquefave married Pierre-Raymond of Hautpoul,in her dowry was the
barony of Rennes.
1680 : Henri,baron of Hautpoul,took back the title of lord of Blanchefort.
1762 : The last of the Blancheforts died, his wife, Marie is left alone ( she was
born as Negri Dables)
1781 : Marie d'Hautpoul, Marchionness of Blanchefort died.She was 67.