Templars' Chapel

Metz, France

The first date known of the settlement of Templars in Metz is 1133. Between 1180 and 1220 the Templars built an octagonal chapel in Roman style outside. The inside presented a ribbed vault and the nave opens on a square choir and on a little apse. In 1312, as happened for the large majority of Templar places, the preceptory of Metz fell to the hands of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem. In 1556, the chapel was converted in warehouse due to the building of the citadel. Now, a patted cross is still visible onto the lintel of the main door of the chapel.

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Escalier, Metz, France
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Founded: 1180-1220
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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www.templiers.org

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Jaren Rogers (4 months ago)
Absolute must see when in Metz
Elena Ostrovskaya (6 months ago)
A beautiful 12-century chapel, just the building and the paintings in the interior, seemingly untouched by the intervening centuries.
Pratharv (10 months ago)
Unfortunately it was closed. But I wish to visit again. It is next to beautiful garden.
Courtney Kapeller (2 years ago)
Website listed tour times, however, no one was available.
Jeroen Heinen (3 years ago)
Wasn't open for public. Went to Metz specially for it. Shame.
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