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    A refuge for pilgrims

In a village in the Béarn hills nestles Lacommande and one of the very rare "Commanderies" still in existence, the Commanderie de Lacommande.

VOYAGE À TRAVERS LE TEMPS
PARCOURS SONORE ET LUMINEUX 

Tout l'été, découvrez toutes les salles de la Commanderie à travers un parcours sonore et lumineux, à la croisée des chemins entre création artistique, histoire, mise en valeur d’un patrimoine et d’un territoire. 

Laissez-vous guider pour une déambulation imaginaire, poétique et joyeuse.

Tous les jours du 1er juillet au 31 août et les mercredis, samedis et dimanches après-midi de septembre à décembre

Durée : 45 min 

Public : tout public, enfant, famille, groupes 

Tarifs : 3€tarif plein / 2€ tarif réduit

You'll love ! 

  • the Romanesque scuptures in St Blaise Church
  • the old cemetry
  • trying Jurançon wines

Built in the 12th century by Gaston IV known as "le Croisé", of the Cross, this hospitalier served as a refuge for pilgrims on the Arles route to Compostella, between Lescar and Oloron. Today the church and refuge are classified as Historical Monuments.

 

With the original cloisters there is a green area with trees and flowers alongside the old cemetery containing an important collection of discoid gravestones dating back to the 17th century.

 

The 12th century church of St Blaise is a little jewel of Romanesque art.  Inside, in the apse you will find finely carved capitals representing biblical and mythological scenes and those from daily life.

 

Just opposite is the House of Wine which is an ideal place to find quality Jurançon wines : sweet and dry wines and other local products are stocked. It's a good time to stop for a meal.

 

* A commanderie is where a "commander" or dignitary of some religious and/or military orders were based.

  • The Commanderie of Lacommande
    The Commanderie of Lacommande, XIIth century
  • The church of St Blaise of the Commanderie of Lacommande
    The church of St Blaise of the Commanderie of Lacommande
  • The Commanderie of Lacommande
    The Commanderie of Lacommande, the old cemetry
  • Discoid gravestones of the Commanderie of Lacommande
    Discoid gravestones of the Commanderie of Lacommande
  • Pilgrims of Compostela in Lacommande
    The Commanderie of Lacommande, ancient refuge for the pilgrims of Compostela
  • The Commanderie of Lacommande
  • The church of St Blaise of the Commanderie of Lacommande
  • The Commanderie of Lacommande
  • Discoid gravestones of the Commanderie of Lacommande
  • Pilgrims of Compostela in Lacommande