Photographer's Note

The treasure of the Knight Templars

The chapel of primitive Gothic style is the chief detail(room) of this set(group). Built credibly at the beginning of the XIIth century, it is perfectly directed East-west. It contains three spans and ends by an apse in seven pieces. Its internal dimensions are 28 metres in length, 8 metres in width and 11,80 metres in height. Walls are supported by foothills which rise up to the roof.

The openings of the nef, is 14 ogivales windows 6 metres in height, are sailed in cut limestone. The hall of entry is surmounted from an archivolte to points of diamond.

The southwest angle of the chapel, to the right of the hall of entry, is flanked by an octagonal tower lit its summit of 5 surmounted very windows of a conical roof.

The roof the summit of which is as high as 18 metres with regard to the yard covers the vaults of the chapel on a height of more than 6 metres. The skeleton in oak is constituted by beams of origin.

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Additional Photos by Philippe guillard (papagolf21) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18574 W: 882 N: 35085] (152509)
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