Chartres Cathedral

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres is a medieval Catholic cathedral located about 50 miles  southwest of Paris. It is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The current cathedral was mostly constructed between 1194 and 1250.

We drove to Chartres from Carcassonne and couldn’t miss the big spires from a couple miles away.  They looked like they were rising out of the farms in the area.  Pretty neat.  I had been to Chartres once in the past, but it was nice to see the church renovated in several parts to look brand new rather than 800 or so years old!

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