"The wall" La Cavalerie by JLBG

La Cavalerie Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 5 photos

When you drive the D999, your attention is drawn on a huge wall. You have better have read some document on La Cavalerie to know what it is.
Here is what the leaflet written by the ''Conservatoire Larzac Templier et Hospitalier'' writes :
Fortified ramparts, precious legacy of an era to be discovered in the village as it is today. Situated alongside the ancient way crossing the plateau from north to south and thus linking Orient and Occident starting from the ports on the Mediterranean coast, La Cavalerie's main activities lies on the cultivated land of the ''Templar plain'' and the vast area surrounding it; its geographical position requiring the addition of hotel and commercial amenities which can be expected of all built-up areas situated near major crossroads. This is the case today.
The Hospitalier village still exists but at first glance, this is not obvious. The well-seasoned visitor will know how to discover it and all its riches of a fortified enceinte with its imposing door, XVth century houses and XVIIth century hotels. In the astonishing XVIIIth century church, whose interior resembles that of a vaulted sheep-fold, the remains of the Templars' church have been preciously preserved.

  • Last visit to La Cavalerie: May 2004
  • Intro Written May 27, 2004
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  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    The wall and the other stone constructions look really interesting. What a great idea to use the wall as part of one's house!

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2006 at 11:29 PM

    This is a very intersting place ! I have heared of Templar's activities in that area but was not aware that some is still there :-) Thanks Jean-Louis :-)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2005 at 1:58 PM

    Next your very interesting off the beaten path destination. Aren't they the best while travel? Well, sometimes they are located so close to places over-crowded by visitors and skipped, right?

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2004 at 8:12 PM

    Very interesting photos of this ancient village!! It is amazing the wide-spread influence the Knight's Templar had in the medieval history of Europe. Thanks for the 'inside' look!

  • rozehill's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2004 at 10:22 PM

    Such an interesting place this is

  • Jun 3, 2004 at 8:31 AM

    Jamais je n'avais entendu parler de ce village, alors meme qu'il se situe dans la region dans laquelle je suis ne... Quelle honte.

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