Knight Templar

Molay's stake - ©The British Library / Public domain Molay's stake - ©The British Library / Public domain

A horrible smell of burnt flesh spread in all the Cité island. A black smoke, too. The monstrous yells of the prisoners under sentence of death stopped, fortunately. But their terrible curse still...

The chapel - ©Pline / CC-BY-SA The chapel - ©Pline / CC-BY-SA

Templars knights raised their seat in Laon in 1128. In 1134, pope allowed them to raise a chapel dedicated to saint John the Baptist. And when the order was dissolved in 1312, it was Saint-John of...

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This small Templar chapel was a barn in the 19th century! Then one century later, it was transformed into a Protestant temple. Inside, we can wee gorgeous medieval frescos... By the way, do you...

Porte des Tours - ©Jochen Jahnke / CC-BY-SA Porte des Tours - ©Jochen Jahnke / CC-BY-SA

Domme story began in the 13th century, when the castle was one of the most important bastion for Cathars. Simon de Montfort, sent there in 1214, razed the Upper tower. But it was king Philip...

The keep - ©Daniel Jolivet / CC-BY-SA The keep - ©Daniel Jolivet / CC-BY-SA

Foulques and the Little Devil The primitive keep was raised by a famous chap. Who?? Foulques Nerra! In 1016, this one chose a little clod next to a village occupied by a lord named Rabeau. At this...

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In 1163, bishop of Paris Maurice de Sully laid down the first stone of a brand new building which replaced the old cathedral Saint-Etienne raised in the 6th century. After cathedrals of Noyon and...

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