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The Commanderie d’Arville takes on a magical air during the Christmas holidays!

The Arville Commandery opens its doors to you
from December 23 to January 7

Decorations, furnished shop and proposed activities immerse us in the atmosphere of the end of year celebrations.

The Arville Commandery

Founded in the 12th century by the Order of the Temple, the Arville commandery remains today, due to the importance of its buildings, one of the best preserved commanderies in France.
By exploring its interpretation center, you will discover the history of the Templars and the Crusades.

What will you see there?
During the Christmas holidays, the Commanderie d’Arville team invites you to discover the site in an original way with: a Christmas show, family workshops and torchlight visits.
During this end-of-year holiday season, you will find your inner child by discovering the Christmas decorations and having stars in your eyes!

The animations

Christmas show on December 23: paper theater, shadow play, rear projections arouse both poetry and reverie among young spectators and their parents: a lovely way to immerse yourself in the end-of-year holiday atmosphere !

Torchlight visits on December 28, 30 and January 4: equipped with torches, visitors are immersed in a strange atmosphere, while the shadows lengthen in the light of the torches and the night envelops the site.

Family workshops on Wednesdays: designed around the pleasure of discovery (exploration of history, know-how, etc.), these activities can be carried out as a family or independently and are accompanied by a professional speaker.

Guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays: History of the Crusades, birth of the Order of the Temple, transfer of the Arville Commandery to the “Hospitals”, the commandery will no longer hold any secrets for you.

Entertainment is limited, online booking is recommended.

The boutique is also open, offering visitors a selection of original and varied products: gourmet items (honey, hypocras, craft beer, etc.), leather works, natural soaps, medieval games, etc. Many gift ideas to open or to treat yourself .

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