19 October 2013

Commandery d'Epailly, France

The Commandery of Epailly was originally a property of the knights Templar but was given to the Order of St. John after the Templars were suppressed. It was fortified by the Hospitallers during the 14th and 15th Centuries. It was part of the Grand Priory of Champagne. The Hospitallers first  Grand Prior was Jean de Montagny. It is now a historical monument of the French government.

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