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Village centre
Location type: Village centre
Number of texts: 2
4 stars

In 1307, the Knight Templars were imprisoned in Domme during the trial against them, of which hundreds of Templar graffiti still bear witness. They used a code system involving series of geometric figures: the octagon represented the Grail, the triangle surmounted by a cross represented Golgatha, the square represented the Temple, and the circle represented the imprisonment. Similar inscriptions (of disputed authenticity) has been found in other towns such as Loches, Gisors, and Chinon.

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Linked themes: Legends and myths, Religion

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Domme is an old town with a walled fortress atop a mountain along the Dordogne River. It is located in the Perigord Noir region on the border with Lot. It is a bastide founded. By Philip the Bold in 1281 It has a large part of its walls with three gates. Bastide usually have a regular plan. Because of its location on the Mont-de-Domme, about 150 m above the Dordogne River, the map at Domme irregular in shape. Until the seventeenth century it was a prosperous city. Precisely because of the disappearance of prosperity Stupid retained its historical character. Domme is one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France.

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