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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Jeroen Heinen (13 months ago)
Wasn't open for public. Went to Metz specially for it. Shame.
Antoine M (3 years ago)
With such fascinating history, it's worth exploring. Impressively unique vestige of Templar Commandery founded around the twelfth century in Metz. This is stunningly stupendous with an ambience so enticing that you just want to absorb the atmosphere and soak in its history! The most stunning of course is the Chapel with its glorious painted dome! It's wheelchair friendly and suitable for all ages. A hidden gem in this most spectacular city of Metz.
Antoine M (3 years ago)
With such fascinating history, it's worth exploring. Impressively unique vestige of Templar Commandery founded around the twelfth century in Metz. This is stunningly stupendous with an ambience so enticing that you just want to absorb the atmosphere and soak in its history! The most stunning of course is the Chapel with its glorious painted dome! It's wheelchair friendly and suitable for all ages. A hidden gem in this most spectacular city of Metz.
Just Nill (3 years ago)
beautiful, vibrant public space with a temporary free contemporary art exhibit in the chapel when I visited on arcane/mystical art in a christian format. well worth it.
Just Nill (3 years ago)
beautiful, vibrant public space with a temporary free contemporary art exhibit in the chapel when I visited on arcane/mystical art in a christian format. well worth it.
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