"Chartres Cathedral" Chartres by Toyin
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I was told severally about the importance of this pilgrimage centre by friends and colleagues. But, going there was not really a planned trip. I had set out to see Versaille for the second time with families visiting from the Netherlands, only to find a very long queue of tourists at the Chataux.
We went about Chateaux de Versaille lazily and undecided about whether to joing the long queue. Then, after a while I look at my map and discovered Chartres was just about 80 miles away.
Welcome to Chartres, welcome to the Cathedral of our Lady.
There was the a Carolingian church here before, which was under the Bishopp Fulbert.
However, in the 11Century a cathedral was rebuilt in romanesque style.
The Stained Glass windows belong to the middle of the 12th century era, and was saved as the romansque cathedral burnt in 1194.
- Pros:A unique place for a day Visit from Paris.
- In a nutshell:A good Architural Story of the Church!
Just outside the cathedral is this clown as I call him..He has a pigeon, a rooster and a hen that are well programmed.... more travel advice
A fire actually destroyed the cathedral completly in 1194 except the south tower and the south steeple. The North Tower,... more travel advice
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