12th century, listed Knights Templar Commandery
in a 33 ha (81.5 acre) estate in Provence

Location

In rural Provence, with a lake and a river nearby, in the middle of evergreen oak and Aleppo pine covered hills.

Twenty five or so miles south of Aix-en-Provence, but only 4 km (2.5 miles) from shops, secondary schools and all amenities.

Description

The 11th century chapel was built on a rocky spur for pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land to the east and Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle to the west. This building is featured in the appendices of the chartulary of St-Victor de Marseille as of 1025, following a donation by Gualdrade and Geoffroy de Rians, a rich local family, to the St-Jean d’Esparron Abbey (dependent on St Victor). During restoration works, Roman ashlar blocks, coins and shards of pottery were discovered in a lower part of the apse. Bearing witness to a much older place of worship, they most probably dated from the 2nd to 4th century.

The oldest monument from the medieval period in the French Midi region, this 11th century chapel is of an exception character because of its size and the number of architectural features from this period, bearing rare witness to Romanesque art in the French department of Provence.

In the 12th century, it became the property of the Order of the Temple and the building was enlarged, by building on a wing to the south, an extension to the west and a perimeter wall. This transformation continued until the beginning of the 14th century, making this a well-known resting place for pilgrims throughout this period.

The buildings, set at right angles to one another, span a net floor surface area of approx. 500 m² (5,382 sq ft) including the chapel (100 m² / 1,076 sq ft and 8 m / 26.2 ft high).
Works were carried out on the inside, creating the current 200 m² (2,153 sq ft) of living space and preparing for the conversion of the remaining surface areas.

All the buildings have been listed by the French Historic Monument Society since 1984, the restoration of the entire roof and the repointing of the main walls by injecting milk of lime were part of meticulous restoration works supervised by architects from the “Bâtiments de France”.

Our opinion

The authenticity of this site of almost 1,000 years old deserves the enthusiasm of people wanting to continue the restoration works and, at the same time, to perpetuate the memory of the Knights Templars and the hotel and catering tradition of this Commandery situated on the pilgrims’ route.

It is a shame that a main road passes so close to the property, but how could the Knights Templars have imagined that people would one day move from place to place in cars?

960 000 € Honoraires de négociation inclus
905 000 € Honoraires exclus
Honoraires de 6.08% TTC à la charge de l'acquéreur


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Barème d'honoraires
au 1er Avril 2017

Ventes d'immeubles

À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros       5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros   6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros   7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros             9% TTC*
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

En Province
Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros       6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros   30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

Expertise

Avis de valeur simple : 1 500 Euros TTC*
Avis de valeur argumenté à partir de 2 500 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 3000 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des avis de valeurs argumentés et des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établis respectivement sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de :
Avis de valeur argumenté : 60 Euros TTC*
Expertise : 80 Euros TTC*

   

*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 266098

Land registry surface area 33 ha
Main building surface area 500 m2

Regional representative

Jean-Claude Ferreyra       +33 1 42 84 80 85


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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.


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