19 October 2013

Commandery de Bures, France

The Commandery de Bures was another sub-priory of the Hospitaller Grand Priory of Champagne which was originally a property of the knights Templar. It was in the position of the Order of St. John from 1317 until it was confiscated under the French Revolution. In 1958 the owner of the property was searching for Templar treasure by using explosives and destroyed much of the structure. In 2006 the current owner began restoration efforts. The red roof building in the background is the chapel of the commandery and now the parish church. The first picture is a guard room of the Hospitallers. For additional pictures of the site visit, http://www.christaldesaintmarc.com/la-commanderie-des-templiers-de-bure-c883337

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