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Chartres Cathedral

16 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000, Chartres, France
+33 2 37 21 75 02
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This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its high-Gothic art and architectural style.
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16 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000, Chartres, France
+33 2 37 21 75 02
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Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Stunning massive cathedral in gothic style from 12th and 13th century. The interior has major restoration going on but plenty to see between the great number of statues both on the outside and inside as well as fantastic stained glass windows with each tiny square...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2015

Usually when we think of Notre Dame cathedral the mind defaults to the lovely cathedral in Paris. And yet, 1 hour away there is Chartres cathedral, the 12 century original gothic architecture, stained glass, flooring and decorations leaving the visitor in pure ecstasy at the...More

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Reviewed November 30, 2015

I first saw Chartres in 1976, then 1979, and finally this year, each time was a marvelous experience. This year brought a huge shock as I saw that the interior is not just being cleaned but is being dramatically adorned to match someone's idea of...More

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Reviewed November 28, 2015

I suspect that the renovation of the interior will take longer than the original construction! In any event, windows are fabulous and i for one approve of the restoration approach.

Reviewed November 24, 2015

The stone carvings inside and out compliment the amazing glass windows (Opera glasses or a monocular advisable for a close up view). Walk around the cathedral to appreciate the size and complexity of the structure and our front look for the pointers directing medieval pilgrims...More

1  Thank Bruce W
Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

This gothic cathedral is so big and imposing. It has all the details, the architecture will leave you with a "wow" in your mind, I've seen other gothic cathedrals that were really beautiful, but this one has an amazing interior and ... unfortunately I was...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Under restauration, but waouw, what a cathedral! We spend more than two hours there. I can recommend the audio guide.

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Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a huge cathedral dating back to the 10th and some of the windows are from the 11th century the blue virgin and they are spectacular. The cathedral is undergoing a very controversial rennovation but the height and the stained glass windows of this...More

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Reviewed November 17, 2015

Make sure you find the labyrinth in the floor. There is some construction/restoration which will be beautiful when done, but kind of a bummer.

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Reviewed November 12, 2015

A wonderful and awe inspiring site. It is undergoing a contriversial renovation (which is really a cleaning) to restore it it's original condition. The few drop curtains do not take away from the magnificence of the interior. Stroll around the perimeter for a complete grasp...More

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May 20, 2017|
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Response from Anne M | Property representative |
Admission to the Cathedral is open and free. There are tours in English at 12 Noon and 2:45pm which also includes the crypt. These tours cost 10€ and can be purchased in the gift shop right before the tour. Welcome!!
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Cheryl C
March 26, 2017|
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Response from Anne M | Property representative |
Hello. You can get on Metro 4 at Odéon towards Montrouge and get off at Montparnasse. There are trains about every hour between Paris Montparnasse and Chartres. Hope that helps!
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