Eglise St-Aignan

Eglise St-Aignan, Chartres

Eglise St-Aignan
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F1veStar
Yallingup, Australia427 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Excellent painted interior and stained glass. Quiet, hidden gem. Free to visit, and we’ll worth the detour
Written June 23, 2019
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John V
Portland, OR176 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
A beautiful church which time and lack of funds has taken it toll. Walk around and remember its age. Look at the work and let your imagination envision what is was like.
Written October 21, 2018
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Dennis F
Hingham, MA135 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
A 15 minute walk from the Cathedral, but a world of difference. This more intimate, parish church feels much older and is noteworthy for its painted wood interior rather than its stained glass.
Written July 5, 2018
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701David
Fitzroy, Australia753 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
This much smaller church is down the hill in a laneway from the more renowned Chartres cathedral but its has outstanding features. Painted in intricate patterns and colours its quite a revelation after the grandeur of the larger gothic masterpiece. The stained glass and the colours make this a truly remarkable church to visit. Dating back to 400 AD and consistently added to during the 15 and 16 centuries, it has a past mired in the revolutionary 17 century before resuming as a church in the 18 century. Its different and worth a visit.
Written June 5, 2018
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TravelerMike9999
Tiburon, CA336 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
This church is named after the Bishop of Chartres, later made St Aignan. He had a church built on this site around 400 AD but the earliest remnant of the churches built on this site is believed to be the doorway which is from the 14th century. Most of the current church was built in the 15th and 16th centuries. During the 1789 French Revolution, the church was used as a military hospital and later as a prison before being returned to a place of worship in 1822. The interior of the church is surprisingly different from most other French churches in its use of green paint on its walls. However, it also has numerous surprisingly colorful stained glass windows. This church may not suit the taste of everyone but we found it worthwhile. Note that the church is undergoing repair and conservation in 2018 but that does not interfere substantially with one’s appreciation of this little gem.
Written May 14, 2018
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
As the route we planned to walk was closed off, we took a narrow alley way up to the church, which turned out to have great views of the church, as well as being a rather romantic walk up. The church itself is not that special, although it does have a spacious and simultaneously quite dark feel to it. The decorations are mostly in neo-styles.
Written March 15, 2018
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David M
Vero Beach, FL10,882 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
The interior might benefit from some restoration, but the intricate paint decoration is largely intact. My photos do not catch the windows at all well. I can't help but suspect that the single flying buttress on the exterior is strictly ornamental. I visited on a cloudy day with showers, not the best conditions for photography.
Written February 11, 2018
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kruemp
Laguna Woods, CA15 contributions
Oct 2016
This was not In Chartres. It was in Eglise St. Aignan. The parachute is still on the tower of the church since WWII when the paratroopers landed there. The paratrooper museum is not far from here. It is well worth finding the paratrooper museum that includes one of the gliders the soldiers flew in.
Written August 28, 2017
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Hawaii-Biker
Honolulu, HI500 contributions
Jun 2017
This smaller church is much less visited than the cathedral. However, the sixteenth windows are beautiful, with vivid colors and minute detail. It is worth a visit.
Written June 4, 2017
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WiltshireWanderer12
Andover, UK110 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
We stumbled across this charming place by accident. I'm so glad we did. It felt intimate and personal, but was so very beautiful too. A must see in this lovely town.
Written April 20, 2017
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