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Owner description: According to tradition, the Knights Templar who came to Metz in 1133 built the chapel between 1180 and 1220. The church was... more » Owner description: According to tradition, the Knights Templar who came to Metz in 1133 built the chapel between 1180 and 1220. The church was part of a larger Commandry destroyed at the same time the Order was abolished. It represents an architectural masterpiece in Lorraine as it is the only rotunda of that kind in the region. Its circular layout is typical of the Templar tradition, (as in the cathedral of Aachen) and it is believed that the chapel was modelled after that of Laon, Picardy, and built 40 years earlier. « less
Owner description: According to tradition, the Knights Templar who came to Metz in 1133 built the chapel between 1180 and 1220. The church was... more » Owner description: According to tradition, the Knights Templar who came to Metz in 1133 built the chapel between 1180 and 1220. The church was part of a larger Commandry destroyed at the same time the Order was abolished. It represents an architectural masterpiece in Lorraine as it is the only rotunda of that kind in the region. Its circular layout is typical of the Templar tradition, (as in the cathedral of Aachen) and it is believed that the chapel was modelled after that of Laon, Picardy, and built 40 years earlier. « less
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