Chartres Cathedral

Loire Valley
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

An ornate Gothic masterpiece, Chartres cathedral contains the largest collection of original medieval stained glass in the world. A major pilgrimage destination since the Middle Ages, with a route between here and the Notre Dame de Paris, the cathedral contains the Sancta Camisa, said to be the tunic worn by Mary when she gave birth to Jesus Christ. The cathedral stands on a hill above the city, and is one of the best preserved examples of Gothic architecture in France.

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