The Commander of the Templar’s Residence of Villemoison and its chapel date from 1180.

It was around that time that a group of nobles of the area, about to embark on a crusade, donated this land to the Order of the Templars.

Templars resided here until the abolition of the Order in 1307. After that the Knights Hospitaller of St. John took over and stayed until the French Revolution. The buildings were then seized by the state, sold at public auction and turned into a farm. It remained as such until 1966.

In 2010 the west wing of the Residence was converted into a gîte where you will be able to enjoy a peaceful stay in an historical setting, surrounded by a park of 18 acres, with a Romanesque chapel with wall paintings from the 12th century, the Commander’s Residence with its Renaissance façade, and the great tithe barn.

The gîte sleeps 4/6 , with a living room, kitchen, 2/3 bedrooms,1or 2 bathrooms, 2 WC’s and a shower.

You will have the use of the swimming pool, a barbecue, a place for boules, a spring.. and be able to play table tennis, cycle etc..

This estate will also allow you to enjoy complete peace and relaxation, in an idyllic environment, permeated with history and legends. You can just stop here on your way down south, or stay on and use this as a base to explore this area.