|The fortified Templar church|
The inside of the church was a bit disappointing as there is really nothing left to indicate its Templar origins. As you can see on the right side of this photo (greenish columns), there is a problem with damp mold. Maybe a leaky roof?
The domed ceiling vault is beautifully constructed of overlapping stones.
The church walls, arches and simply carved columns are also quite lovely.
As I was searching the internet for information about the Commanderie, I ran across this YouTube video. The music is a bit annoying and the beginning and end are a little corny, but it does give you a nice tour of the church and also takes you into the some of the privately owned parts of the building. There are also stunning views of the Bonnette Valley below the village.
The last two minutes show the second stop of my visit to Lacapelle-Livron, the Notre Dame des Graces chapel. I'll blog more about that in my next post.