Knights Templars Chapel

Laon, France

Knights Templars arrived to Laon in 1128 and the octagonal chapel of commandry was built around 1140. After the templars order was dissolved, it moved to the hands of Knights Hospitaller.


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Founded: 1140
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)


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Louis de Bussy (4 years ago)
Archeological research - reopen date: unknown. The garden is open from monday to friday.
Peter Kidd (4 years ago)
Currents closed for restoration "for several months" -- with no indication when it closed or when it might re-open!
rogier vanderoord (4 years ago)
Lovely quiet place in the middle of Laon.
Peter Knaepkens (4 years ago)
Former Chapel of the Chapter House of the Knights Templar in Laon. Under renovation.
Russell Long (5 years ago)
Templar chapels are a rarity. This tiny building is well worth the short walk from the cathedral. Very atmospheric.
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