Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres

The Cathedral Notre-Dame de Chartres is the landmark of the main city of the department Eure-et-Loir department.

An exceptional masterpiece, remarkably well preserved, triple jewel of architecture, sculpture and stained glass, Chartres Cathedral is considered to be the model of all great Gothic cathedrals and has registered for many years under the World Heritage by the UNESCO.

A spiritual and artistic place, Chartres Cathedral has, for centuries, inspired the passion of pilgrims and visitors. Since the twelfth century, the cathedral has received millions of visitors who come to visit this treasure; a symbol of Christianity in the West dating back to the middle Ages. Partly built at the beginning of the 1145, it took only thirty years to rebuild this masterpiece of French Gothic art. The vast nave, built in Gothic style, the porches adorned with fine sculptures from the mid-twelfth century, and its 170 windows of the 12th and 13th century, are the most important of collections of medieval stained glass in the world. The architecture of Notre-Dame de Chartres is fascinating: a true lace stone with a flying buttress, arrow towers, pinnacles, gargoyles, rosettes and roses.

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