What A Heritage! Another Templar Town

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What A Heritage! Another Templar Town

Here’s another treat for Templar history buffs! Having featured the stunning fortified township of La Couvertoirade last week, we can now give you a glimpse of another authentic Knights Templar settlement in the same remote corner of France.

 

La Cavalerie is another remarkable walled medieval town in the Causse du Larzac region. It’s name means “the Knights” in the local language, Occitaine, which developed from Latin alongside French and Spanish, to which it is closely related.

The Knights in question, of course, were our very own Knights Templar.

The settlement is first mentioned in documents dating back to 1154.

Nearly 900 years later, the pride local people take in their Templar connection can even be seen in the street furniture around this remarkable place, which our visiting researcher was pleased to find undergoing significant restoration to its massive northern defensive wall.

We certainly hope to go back in order to admire the results but in the meantime, we’re delighted to confirm that the French authorities – shockingly negligent though they often are when it comes to preserving the real France – are at least doing a good job preserving the great Templar sites of the Causse du Larzac.

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