Chartres France

 We stopped in Chartres France to see the Cathedral. It is known as The Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres in France.  It is so big I got lost inside and could not find the doors. J was eating oysters across the street. Still don’t know how to speak much French. Still somehow, I asked someone and managed enough French to ask where the exit was. But of the most beautiful examples of gothic architecture in the world. 
Chartres is medieval cathedral just southwest of Paris. It is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Constructed in 1194 is in an exceptional state of preservation. The majority of the original stained glass windows have survived intact. 

The building’s exterior is dominated by heavy flying buttresses which supports  the very large stained glass window significantly, while the west end is dominated by two contrasting spires. 

Flamboyant spires on top of the tower with equally notable are the three great façades. 

The sides each adorned with hundreds of sculpted figures illustrating the deciles themes and has been an important destination that remains so to this day, attracting large numbers of Christian pilgrims, many of whom come to venerate its famous relic. 

The Sancta Camisa is said to be here. It’s the tunic worn by the Virgin Mary at Christ’s birth, as well as large numbers of secular tourists who come to admire the cathedral’s architecture and historical merit.


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