Richerenches, a Knights Templar Commandery RICHERENCHES
Prior to developing into a village, Richerenches was originally a Knights Templar Commandery. Free visit of the Templar House and the small museum of truffle & wine.
Visitors can learn a lot about this era through the signs which tell the tale of life in the city at the time of the knights. As you wander Richerenches, see the Church, the Ramparts, the Commandery with its western door crowned by the Clock Tower (17th century Campanile and nail-studded door). Today Richerenches has traded its Knights' robes for Chef's hats, and is famous for its truffle market. Richerenches has been awarded the label of Outstanding Good Taste Site by the French Council for the Culinary Arts, for its truffle market.
Don't miss: The famous Saint Antoine Mass in January (Saint Antoine is the patron saint of truffle growers) and the truffle market on Saturday mornings in the winter.