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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...more
This so called Templars Chapel, is probably one of Metz's oldest buildings dating to the 12th century but was unfortunately closed. That was quite unfortunate as I had seen online it contained some fine medieval frescoes as well as more modern ones inside.
I read many reviews saying the chapel isn't open to the public. However, last week, I just walked in, the guard told me it has been open tot he public from start of summer till the end of september, only during the afternoon.
The Knights Templar evoke thoughts of legend and the crusades, no doubt promoted by their untimely disbandment in the early 14th Century. This Protestant temple is a small octagonal chapel and not generally open to the public (however there is an information board which enhances...More
The Templar's Chapel is a fascinating building, I would have loved to see how it looked inside. There were no opening hours and I am not sure whether you have to possibility to go inside at all. Nevertheless, the building has a fascinating story, as...More
This site is on the Michelin walking tour of Metz. We arrived before the opening time on a Sunday and walked the around the exterior for about 1 minute. Given the ancient architecture and history we were hoping to enter.
We would suggest that before...More