"CHARTES CATHEDRAL-The largest Cathedral in France" Paris Off The Beaten Path Tip by thinking

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This Cathedral is not to be missed!
Partly built starting in 1145 by an unknown architect, and then reconstructed over a 26-year period after the fire of 1194, Chartres Cathedral marks the high point of French Gothic art.

It is SW of Paris, approximately one hour by train. The train is direct to Chartes.

The vast nave, in pure ogival style, the porches adorned with fine sculptures from the middle of the 12th century, and the magnificent 12th- and 13th-century stained-glass windows, all in remarkable condition, combine to make it a masterpiece.

For an informative website to help you plan a trip Chartes, France

Website: http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/chartreswest/centralportal.html

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  • Updated Aug 19, 2006
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