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Gift shop: "Buy postcards to supplement your photographs" Chartres Shopping Tip by Confucius

Chartres Shopping: 5 reviews and 9 photos

  Sample postcard showing details of Chartres church
by Confucius

There are a couple places near the cathedral that have postcard racks. One of them is a cafe that serves good gelato.

What to buy: Buy postcards because it is so difficult to photograph the sculptures and architectural details on the high exterior and the interior's labyrinth floor and stained glass windows.
You will also want to learn as much as possible about this fascinating cathedral's history so see if there are any books available in a language you comprehend.

What to pay: Come on, we're talking postcards for crying out loud! Definitely worth a pocket full of euro change.

Theme: Books

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 27, 2003
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