Knights Templar in Paris – Private tour – 2 to 6 participants
The tragic fate of the Knights Templar coincided with the rising of their legend. Fighting bravery, huge financial power, mysterious rituals, hidden treasure, unfair trials, cruel deaths, frightening curse…
From Square du Vert-Galant, where Grand Master Jacques de Molay was burned, to Square du Temple, where the Temple Tower once held their treasure, follow your guide in the footsteps of the famous knights templar in Paris. You will discover that the real history of this both military and religious order is far more fascinating than the sensational legends that surround it.
The sudden arrest of the Templars, the conflicting stories about confessions, and the dramatic deaths by burning, generated many stories and legends about both the Order, and its last Grand Master. Their motto was: « Non Nobis Domine, Non Nobis, Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam », which means “Not for us, My Lord, not for us, but to your Name give the glory”
How could an Order like the Kinghts templar that we like to call powerful disappear overnight, taking with it two hundred years of presence in the Holy Land? Why was it necessary to get rid of these Templars who we know today did not fail in their mission? What reason of state could have justified these rigged trials, these terrible tortures, these deaths and these unjust imprisonments, the dirt and opprobrium cast on their memory… What did the Pope do to defend them? Did he support them or abandon them to their sad fate? What has become of their immense riches, as legendary as the Treasure that we work so hard to search for? Why have myths and legends taken on such importance?…
These are some of the questions that your guide will answer during this unique tour.