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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:)

  • Last visit to Chartres: Dec 2009
  • Intro Updated Oct 21, 2010
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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    I have not been there, Leon Cathedral in Spain is my best to date ;-)))

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    You captured the wonderful architecture so well with the close up detail pics. The comments are also well presented.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Hello, Sally!The views are great, your description is amazing, thanks! It's a great piligrimage place!

  • rundoyle4's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2006 at 1:55 PM

    I loved it here. We sat in the sun and enjoyed the view, then went down a bit and played on the maze design in the grass.

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2006 at 1:02 PM

    Hi there Sally - yet another great tour - always enjoy your pages. Ciao, Carol

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2006 at 6:51 AM

    your photography is stunning- did you walk the Labyrinth ;-)))

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2006 at 3:19 PM

    Impressive cathedral, I have to visit someday. As for now I liked most those in Toledo, Vatican and Washington, DC.

  • Sue08080's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2006 at 11:47 AM

    Beautiful Chartres...did you catch a Malcolm Moore tour?

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2005 at 5:10 AM

    I can see why you spent so much time and commentary on the cathedral--it was stunning!!

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2005 at 8:32 AM

    Both the town & the cathedral are one of my faves in France. Gteat tips & photo's! Happy travels, Blu


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