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Rennes le Château

Gilles Vidal calls himself infographiste.

Based in Toulouse south of France he produces Multimedia, Virtual Photography and traditional photography.

click to view Eglise Paroissiale Sainte Marie Madeleine
Photo © Gilles Vidal

Rennes le Château (Aude - France) a village in south France near the Pyrenees Mountains, where Father Berenger Saunière (1852-1917), whose last name is borrowed in The Da Vinci Code, became a priest in 1885.

The mythology created in the 1950s by the anti-Semite Pierre Plantard about this priest and the Priory of Sion became the background for Dan Brown's fiction story The Da Vinci Code.

Links: Francois-Bérenger Saunière | The real story about Priory of Sion

click to view The Tower of Magdala Photo © Gilles Vidal

Built by Saunière in Rennes le Château.

The tower was built specifically to house his large and specialist library.
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Eric Rougier is a VR photographer from Paris. His site is a must if you love Paris.

Fly like a bird in the Eiffel tower

or experience hanging on the outside of Notre Dame

click to view Louvre Museum and the Pyramid Photo © Eric Rougier

A view from the L’arc du Carrousel

click to view Louvre Museum inside Pyramid Photo © Eric Rougier

Don Hofstee is musician and VR Photographer from Groningen in Nederland
click to view Louvre Museum-Mona-Lisa Photo © Don Hofstee

Links: Mona Lisa a portrait of the wife to Francesco del Giocondo. Painted by Leonardo da Vinci between 1503 and 1506.

Laurent Thion from Paris.

Professional photographer since more than 25 years.

Last project just published is a full Virtual Tour of the Château de Chenonceau

click to view Champs Élysées Photo © Laurent Thion
The famous avenue of Paris, the Champs-Élysées,
In The Da Vinci Code Neveu and Langdon flee the Louvre in a SmartCar, driving to rue de Rivoli and down the Champs-Élysées to Arc de Triomphe.

click to view Saint Sulpice Photo © Laurent Thion
17th-century church in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
In the Da Vinci Code an albino monk-assassin connected with Opus Dei pays visits Saint-Sulpice, looking for a keystone believed to unlock the secret of the Grail.

Tito Dupret is a multimedia director from Belgium who started documenting the UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2001.



you can now se panoramas from more than 17% of the currently 812 sites.

click to view Saint Sulpice Interior Photo © Tito Dupret

This is a full tour of the Church which is the second largest in Paris after Notre Dame. To go to the main ship click Autel

You can see the obelisk mentioned in the Da Vinci Code when you turn around. To see the view from the balcony use the menu at the bottom and click [Intérieur|

There are 8 panoramas in the full tour.

The crew who made the Da Vinci Code movie was not allowed into the church.

Here is an interesting story on how the scenes in the church was made.

Alan Legg and John Lambert provides Virtual Tours and Multimedia through their company Spheriscope based in South East England
click to view The Temple Church Photo © Alan Legg and John Lambert

The Temple Church, London: The Church built by the Knights Templar, the order of crusading monks founded to protect pilgrims on their way to and from Jerusalem in the 12th century.

Visit Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith at his panoramablog

digitally distributed environments.

click to view Westminster Abbey Photo © Andrew Hudson-Smith

John Colebrook is a professional photographer and webdesigner with activities both in England and Australia.


click to view Lincoln Cathedral Photo © John Colebrook

Lincon Cathedral also called St. Mary's Cathedral was used as a substitute for Westminster Abbey in the movie The Da Vinci Code.


Jonathan Greet

Jonathan is a panographer, designer and musician based in London, further examples of his exciting work can be seen at

click to view Rosslyn Chapel 1 Photo © Jonathan Greet

The Rosslyn chapel was built in 1446 by Lord of Rosslyn, Sir William St Clair

Dan Brown's claim that it was built by holy warriors, the Knights Templar is a myth.

When the chapel was built the last Knight had been dead for more than 100 years.

Links:The real Rosslyn | The Apprentice Pillar

Bill Ward is aVR Photographer based in Scotland.

You can see more at his site

click to view Rosslyn Chapel 2 Photo © Bill Ward

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown has created an invasion of tourists to Rosslyn Chapel. The movie based on the book was making some of the scenes at the chapel and several other film crews have been doing work here as you can see in the panorama, which was made at the time of a visit by an American film documentary crew.

click to view Rosslyn Chapel 3 Photo © Bill Ward

Currently the entire building is covered by a temporary scafolding structure to allow conservation work, enabling tourists to see the building from this elevated walkway.

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Photographer Giuseppi Pennisi

The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci
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