TOURISME La Ferté-Bernard
between MAINE & PERCHE

Heritage

Cultural Heritage

Description

Founded by the Templars by the early 12th century, the Commanderie remains, regarding the importance of the present buildings, a unique monument and one of the best preserved Commanderie in France. After the crusaders had captured Jerusalem in July 1099, western Christians flocked in the Holy Land for pilgrimage. However their safety was not assured. To protect them, nine French knights led by Hugues de Payns created in 1118 a religious militia which was to become later the Order of the Temple. The members of the Order are monks and soldiers and obey to a rule elaborated by a council gathered at Troyes cathedral in France in January 1128.

Contact

Address : Route des Templiers (Arville) 41170 COUETRON-AU-PERCHE

Schedule :

Phone : 02 54 80 75 41

Email : commanderie.arville@wanadoo.fr

Website : commanderie-arville.com

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