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  Encyclopedia: Gisors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Gisors is a commune and the chief-town of a canton of the Eure département, in the Haute-Normandie région, in France.
Gisors is located in the Vexin normand region of Normandy at the confluence of the Epte, Troesne and Réveillon rivers.
Gisors castle, built in the 11th century, according to legend hides the treasure of the Knights Templar.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Gisors   (507 words)

 GISORS - Encyclopedia Britannica - GISORS - JCSM's Study Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
GISORS, a town of France, in the department of Eure, situated in the pleasant valley of the Epte, 44.m.
Gisors is dominated by a feudal stronghold built chiefly by the kings of England in the
During the wars of religion of the 16th century it was occupied by the duke of Mayenne on behalf of the League, and in the 17th century, during the Fronde, by the duke of Longueville.
jcsm.org /StudyCenter/Encyclopedia_Britannica/GEO_GNU/GISORS.html   (549 words)

 Jean de Gisors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Jean de Gisors was a Norman lord of the fortress of Gisors in Normandy - where meetings were traditionally convened between English and French kings and where, in 1188, a curious squabble did occur that involved the cutting of an elm.
In the decade between 1170 and 1180 Jean de Gisors purchased the manor of Buckland, Hampshire from the de Porte family.
According to the "Prieuré" documents Jean de Gisors was the eleventh grand master of the Priory of Sion, assuming his position after the "Cutting of the elm" and the separation from the Knights Templar in 1188.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jean_de_Gisors   (395 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Templar Treasure at Gisors: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The hunt for this lost treasure has centred on a number of locations, among which is the medieval city of Gisors, a key strategic site on the Normandy and French border that is honeycombed with complex underground passageways and chambers.
It is true that when the agents of Philip the Fair, on the morning of October 13, 1307, went to arrest the Templars and confiscate the property of the Temple, they found nothing-neither gold, nor precious vessels, nor objects of worship, nor documents of any kind.
Gisors is the focal point of an inextricable tangle of probabilities, uncertainties, and suppositions.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0892819723   (1242 words)

 Man's Fate Excerpt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Gisors could not guess that, in Ferral's mind, there was no lover; but the latter had already caught himself.
Gisors had grown used to those shots that came daily from the Chinese city.
Ferral did not guess that Gisors' penetration had its source in the fact that he recognized elements of his own personality in those he spoke to, and that one could have made the most subtle portrait of him by piecing together his examples of perspicacity.
www.phy.mtu.edu /~mllarsen/malraux.html   (1116 words)

 Gisors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Gisors : (Eure) - 53 km from Rouen - 70 km from Paris.
A stopover on the Normandy-Vexin tourist itinerary, Gisors is built on the banks of the Epte and owes its origins to its geostrategic location, which meant that it became a much coveted frontier town held by the Dukes of Normandy.
At the far end, the old timber-framed wash house follows the curve of the river.
www.normandy-tourism.org /gb/02ville/G/Gisors.html   (235 words)

 The man of mystery
But the inventory of this holy object also seems to have a connection with the history of Perillos, specifically as it is known that in recent years, one person, Bill Cooper, claimed that all of these artefacts were located in the South of France – and were at the core of the mystery of Rennes-le-Château.
He was told not to make such “delirious statements”, but to argue that his claims are purely the result of an unbalanced individual, seems to be a bizarre statement, specifically in light of the previous history, which is that the Nazis did research in the very area Lhomoy claimed he had made his discovery in.
Thus, there is one persistent rumour which reports that the excavations under the castle of Gisors did uncover something; that four trunks were discovered by the soldiers, the contents of which were used by General de Gaulle to pay a debt towards the United States.
www.perillos.com /malraux.html   (3017 words)

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Long before we reached Gisors, we had a view of the keep of the castle, rising majestically above the town, which is indeed at present "une assez maussade petite ville, qui n'a guère qu'une rue." From its position and general outline, the castle, at first view, resembles the remains of Launceston, in Cornwall.
Gisors itself existed before the tenth century; but its chief celebrity was due to William Rufus, who, anxious to strengthen his frontiers against the power of the kings of France, caused Robert of Bellême to erect this castle, in 1097.
During the wars between France and England, in the fifteenth century, Gisors was repeatedly won and lost by the contending parties.
www.gutenberg.org /dirs/1/2/5/3/12538/12538-8.txt   (13661 words)

 MemoryMap - Plantard Interview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The enigma of Gisors is therefore this "chance three times renewed", that tri-unity that allows the miracle of Nicholas.
Reply (summarised) - 25 December, the winter solstice, was sacred to the Mithras worshippers of Rome and to the Druids, and this was adopted by the Christian Church in the 5th century.
'For an observer of the sky in Gisors at midnight on 24 December between 1100 and 1170, the North was found in Sagittarius, the South in Gemini, the West at 0 degrees of Aries (the Ram) and the East in Virgo, therefore Pisces at 347 degrees in the West and Virgo in the East.
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 Madame Husson's Rosier Page 2
The town, of a pretty, provincial type, commanded by its citadel, the most curious monument of military architecture of the seventh century to be found in France, overlooks, in its turn, a long, green valley, where the large Norman cows graze and ruminate in the pastures.
"'Gisors, a town of 4,000 inhabitants in the department of Eure, mentioned in Caesar's Commentaries: Caesaris ostium, then Caesartium, Caesortium, Gisortium, Gisors.' I shall not take you to visit the old Roman encampment, the remains of which are still in existence."
Gisors, its origin, its future, by M.., member of several learned societies; History of Gisors, by the Abbe A.
www.web-books.com /Classics/Stories/Maupassant9/Maupassant9C2P2.htm   (675 words)

 Invisible College
This quest has been joined over the years by many other researchers and writers, to the extent that there are now more than 500 books on the topic, numerous websites and a thriving tourist industry in the area, catering to grail seekers from around the globe.
Three points, at an equal distanc from Bourges, form 'the Hermetic triangle of the "three heads"' - Jarnac ('the door of Saint-Jacques'), Montrevel ('the lair of Death') and Gisors ('the door of the kingdom of the White Queen').
The Chateau of Gisors perhaps hides within its construction 'a work of art unique in France'.
invisiblecollege.blogspot.com /2004/06/grard-de-sde-died-29-may-2004.html   (789 words)

 Prieure de Sion
The elm at Gisors represented the Merovingian bloodline, and the battle was about the claim to the right to rule.
Prince Henry Sinclair was born in 1345, at Rosslyn Castle, and was the descendant of the Saint Clair / Gisors a Norman family that was granted the Barony of Rosslyn, Midlothian, Scotland in the 12th century.
Near the end of the thirteenth Century a separate detachment of Templars was sent from the Aragonese province of Rossillon to the Rennes-le-Chateau area in southern France [the old Cathar stronghold].
www.crystalinks.com /prieuredesion.html   (4367 words)

 Templar Treasure Gisors
Markale, in his Introduction, reveals those aspects of his own history, and that of Gisors (it's roughly half way between Paris and Rouen), which lead him to investigate the possibility that some treasure, said to belong to the Knights Templar, might have been hidden there.
However, as the market is full of better referenced and written books on the Templars, one supposes that the author (or was it the original publishers?) had to find a unique selling point to justify bringing this book out.
Given that there are better books on the Templars out there already and that the "treasure" probably never existed, at Gisors or elsewhere, I doubt if this book will be considered an essential purchase by many, except Templar completists.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /blackchip/templar_treasure_gisors.htm   (523 words)

 Babelguides: Man’s Estate
Kyo Gisors is a young communist activist with a Japanese mother and a French father.
The latter, Old Gisors, is a sociologist and academic, committed to revolutionary justice in principle, but in practice taking solace in his addiction to opium.
Katow is a Russian militant, the archetypal apparatchik devoted to his Party duties, who, in a famous scene gives away the cyanide tablets that would have given him deliverance and instead opts for a gruesome death by being thrown into the boiler of a steam locomotive.
www.babelguides.com /view/work/1638   (779 words)

 GISORS - Online Information article about GISORS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Eure, situated in the pleasant valley of the Epte, 44.m.
Gisors is dominated by a feudal stronghold built chiefly by the See also:
In the middle ages Gisors was See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /GEO_GNU/GISORS.html   (572 words)

There is no evidence that Jean de Gisors was there or the Templars, but it seems hard to see why either would be uninvolved with a struggle that occurred in their physical and moral backyards.
Gisors also has a weird "parallel legend" to RlC: whereas RlC's daemon guardian must be defeated at noon (probably on the summer solstice), Gisor's "treasure" is guarded by a daemon who can only be passed at midnight on December 24th (the winter solstice).
In the Prisoner's Tower at Gisors was imprisoned one Nicholas Poulain, an ambassador of the Douglasses of Scotland, allegedly for being Blanche's secret lover.
www.fiu.edu /~mizrachs/poseur3.html   (9851 words)

 Guy de Maupassant : Madame Husson's Rosier
We had just left Gisors, where I was awakened to hearing the name of the town called out by the guards, and I was dozing off again when a terrific shock threw me forward on top of a large lady who sat opposite me.
As there is not a girl in the world about whom gossips have not found something to say, there was not found in all the countryside one young girl whose name was free from some scandal.
The regiment that he commanded was, besides, a picked regiment celebrated all through the province, and the company of grenadiers of Gisors was called on to attend all important ceremonies for a distance of fifteen to twenty leagues.
www.classicreader.com /read.php/sid.6/bookid.926   (4619 words)

 A History of Portsmouth, England
Jean De Gisors was a merchant who owned a fleet of ships.
It was a sheltered place for ships to land and De Gisors decided it was an ideal place to start a town.
De Gisors divided up the land into plots for building houses and he started a market.
www.localhistories.org /portsmouth.html   (3199 words)

 MemoryMap - Plantard Interview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Someone shut up in the dungeon of the Tower knew the existence of the secret, and perhaps also of another, away from Gisors, that of the Hermit, the White Man of the Druids...
It is permissible to ask oneself what the importance of a treasure, entrusted to such a formidable secrecy, defying the centuries and man, must be.
By their enigmatic character, these eight replies are well inscribed in the line of strange texts that Gisors, with its secular mystery, inspired from the priest Denyau, the potter Dorival, and the academician Nodier.
www.memorymap.com /plantard_05.htm   (972 words)

 Dangu : Château   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Little survives of the first of these, and the other dominated the village from a hill on the west opposite the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste in Dangu.
Located between Gisors and Château-sur-Epte, it faced the French castles of Courcelles and Boury.
Its architecture followed the rules applied for these frontier castles: a motte surrounded by an enclosure and a keep built on the enclosure wall facing the plain; a bailey surrounding the accommodation is itself enclosed by a stone wall.
www.mondes-normands.caen.fr /angleterre/Patrimoine_architectural/Normandie/Vexin/gisors/0703DanguChateau   (117 words)

 EXPLORION - Travel & Exploration Online - Account of a Tour in Normandy, 2 - Page 20
Long before we reached Gisors, we had a view of the keep of the castle, rising majestically above the
Gisors itself existed before the tenth century; but its chief celebrity was due to William Rufus, who,
All these were either actually built, or materially strengthened by him.
explorion.net /d.turner-account-tour-normandy-2/page-20.html   (730 words)

 The Templar Treasure at Gisors (paperback book) by Jean Markale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Yet after the order's demise, not a penny of its immense treasure was ever found.
The hunt for these lost riches has centered on a number of locations, among which is the medieval city of Gisors, sited in the French province of Normandy and honeycombed with complex underground passageways and chambers.
All attempts to discover what may be concealed in these subterranean corridors have been rigorously discouraged by local authorities.
www.sevenrays.com /catalog/describe?0892819723   (366 words)

 Dragon Key Press Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
An event known as the “Cutting of the Elm” did occur at Gisors during this year, although the historical record of this event does not contain any reference to either the Order of Sion or the Knights Templar.
The English “took refuge within the walls of Gisors itself, while the French are said to have cut down the tree in frustration.
And Jean de Gisors, the first Grand Master of the Priory after the Cutting of the Elm, is named in a manuscript by Robert Denyau, the cure of Gisors, as having founded the Order of the Rose-Croix in 1188.
www.dragonkeypress.com /articles/article_2004_10_26_5818.html   (8681 words)

 Misc. Roll DD: 1 Mar 1314 - 1 Dec 1318 (nos 201-251) | British History Online
William de Cornehulle, parson of St. Mary Aldermanberi, complains that William de Salesbury, clerk, has caused the rebuilding of his house, which adjoins that of the def., to be prohibited.
After viewing the premises the mayor and aldermen adjudge that the wall, posts and timber are common to the parties, and the pl. is to have half upon which to build his solar at will.
Simon Corp complains that when, by reason of the age of the timbers and the ruinous state of the stone wall, 11 ells long and 3 ft. wide, extending from his house in the par.
www.british-history.ac.uk /report.asp?compid=35973   (4728 words)

 Madame Husson's Rosier by Guy de Maupassant:
Here, everything is for glory; they say 'the proud people of Gisors.' At Gournay, everything is for the stomach; they say 'the chewers of Gournay.' Gisors despises Gournay, but Gournay laughs at Gisors.
Husson desired that the "Rosiere" of Gisors, like Caesar's wife, should be above suspicion, and she was horrified, saddened and in despair at the record in her servant's housekeeping account-book.
His proverbial virtue had been the delight of Gisors for several years, and served as an entertaining theme of conversation in the town, and of amusement to the young girls who loved to tease him.
www.online-literature.com /maupassant/242   (4649 words)

 Richard & Sharon Werner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Gisors - July 6, 2002 - We broke away from the party for about an hour on Saturday to visit the Castle in Gisors.
Gisors - July 6, 2002 - Looking down from the top of the keep down at Richard's father who was at the bottom of the keep.
Gisors - July 6, 2002 - We had to take a picture of this car.
home.att.net /~rnwerner/cdgb.html   (282 words)

 FreeMasonStore : The Templar Treasure at Gisors [0892819723] - $17.95
A comprehensive examination of the enigma of the Templars and their lost treasure based on original source documents.
The hunt for this lost treasure has centered on a number of locations, among which is the medieval city of Gisors, a site on the Normandy and French border that is honeycombed with complex underground passageways and chambers.
Mysteriously, all attempts to discover what may be concealed in these subterranean corridors are rigorously discouraged by contemporary authorities.
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