7 New Google maps of French Templar sites added

TemplarsNow is still working on its mapping project, aimed at pinpointing the geographical location of major and in many departments also minor Templar sites in France on modern Google-maps. Recently 7 new departmements in Northern France were added: Ardennes, Aisne, Marne, Nord, Oise, Pas de Calais and Somme. Check them out!

France, being the homeland of the Knights Templar, still holds unnumerable Tempar sites and history, well worth visiting.

On the website templiers.net a host of templar sites in France and their history is described in great detail. The same is true for the Project Beauceant website on templiers.org. Regrettably, these websites differ in detail, number and location of Templar sites presented. Furthermore, locating the indicated sites on modern maps is hardly possible in the first case and rather difficult in the second.

Therefore, TemplarsNow runs a project which pinpoints the geographical location of Templar sites in France as indicatted on the websites mentioned on modern Google maps. TemplarsNow has already done a similar job for The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

The French maps are being constructed by combining the information of both websites mentioned above and plotting it on modern Google-satellite maps, one per Department. In the process, the geographical location of most sites are checked, if necessary, on IGN-maps, the Cassini-map and other sources on the internet.

Primary source is the templiers.net website. Additional information is used from the templiers.org website and from other sources on the internet. The site description on the resulting TemplarsNow maps uses snippits of text (for now in French) and photographs, mainly from the templiers.net website. Other sources such as the French Wikipedia Templar websites, and other sources mentioned therein, are used as cross reference and for additional information. If such additional information is presented, the sources are indicated per location in its description. All information is used with the intention of Fair Use. At present maps of 34 French departments are available. These maps, as well an explanation of the symnbols used, can be found on this page.  

Obviously these new TemplarNow maps could not have been made without the information provided by the websites http://templiers.net and http://templiers.org as well as aditional sources. Therefore these maps should mainly be seen as the elaborated and augmented representation and visualisation of the great work of others. Which is acknowledged gratefully.

The 34 available departmental maps are indicated on the map below by a small red Templar cross. They can be opened by the links below the map.  

This map shows the pre-2016 Regional boundaries. source map

 For now maps for the following Departments are available:

01 Ain
02 Aisne
03 Allier
08 Ardennes
10 Aube
11 Aude
12 Aveyron
15 Cantal
18 Cher
19 Corrèze
21 Côte d'Or
23 Creuse
26 Drôme
30 Gard
34 Hérault
36 Indre
38 Isère
42 Loire
43 Haute-Loire
46 Lot
48 Lozère
51 Marne
52 Haute-Marne
58 Nièvre
59 Nord
60 Oise
62 Pas de Calais
63 Puy de Dôme
69 Rhône
71 Saône et Loire
80 Somme
81 Tarn
87 Haute-Vienne
89 Yonne


Anonymous said...

Bonjour il existe une très belle ferme templières sur la commune de Brignoles dans le Var (Secteur Est)

TemplarsNow said...

Je vous remercie de votre réponse. Il y a plusieurs maisons templières intéressantes dans cette région, comme on peut le voir sur http://templiers.net/departements/index.php?page=83. Dès que nous commencerons à mettre le Var sur la carte, nous les inclurons certainement.