The Great East of France is one of the largest Masonic organizations in France. This name comes from the state of the Templars as part of the Galician-Volyn principality. After 1307, fragmentary information came to France about the existence of the Templar state as part of the Principality of Galicia-Volyn. This state was called “Greater France in the East.” In general terms, it was only known that it was a powerful state entity, and that it was located somewhere far in the east. Over time, this fragmentary information wandered into the form of a heroic legend, which has real grounds. When centuries passed and a Masonic organization was created, the creators gave it the legendary name “The Great East of France”.
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