"Our Lady of Chartres" Top 5 Page for this destination Chartres by shrimp56
Chartres Travel Guide: 203 reviews and 750 photos
The main rose window in Chartres is spectacular indeed!
Chartres Cathedral is, for my money, the most beautiful cathedral I have seen. What is so special is the famous blue of the stained glass -- when you enter on a sunny day it is almost overwhelming.
The cathedral is reached by driving through some beautiful farmland in the region known as Beauce, sometimes called France's "breadbasket." All of a sudden you see the cathedral in the distance perched on the only hill for miles around.
Watch for my new pictures and tips -- we had a GORGEOUS day as you can see from this picture:)
The north is on the left, the south on the right -- but you could probably figure that out from the sunlight:) . The... more travel advice
The ambulatory is so named because you can walk around the back of the altar area to view the relics in the side chapels... more travel advice
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