Centre international du Vitrail de Chartres, Chartres

3.6
Discover the ancient and contemporary art of stained glass at Centre international du Vitrail de Chartres. The colorful small collection has explanations of the methods used as well as the historical background of the pieces. The basement exhibition of modern stained glass contrasts with historic styles found in area cathedrals. Virtually unchanged since the 16th century, this center features eternal manufacturing methods used to create flat panes of glass. Watch artisans to learn how people throughout history, and today, cut, set, and solder glass to make windows. To visit Centre international du Vitrail de Chartres on your trip to Chartres, use our Chartres trip builder .
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  • Wonderfully located in the centre of the old Chartres, this place is beautiful. Very beautiful objects are exposed in ranges of color and style very varied. Very good explanations on the art of stained glass and some very nice pieces at affordable prices to keep a souvenir of the visit.
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  • Equally important as seeing the cathedral, the nearby center offers a great insight into the medieval culture and glass arts. We were impressed by an expedition featuring "light" & modern stain glass ...  more »
  • Very nice to discover at the same time as the old Chartres.Sa Cathedral, its stained glass windows are beautiful. Beautiful exhibition that explains the art of stained glass.
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  • Very interesting collection.
  • The visit is nice, but on the other hand the price is excessive! Frankly, the documentary it's interesting, it's too long! Of course, we want to understand how we built a stained glass window, but watch the steps for 3 minutes each time, it sucks! Explain the steps better and more quickly, the ONISEP has apparently teaching limits! We spent an hour and a half in the Center, I loved the contemporary stained glass windows, those restored, much less those on paper because they are used only for addicts in history! "Bring in visitors at 5:30 so that we close at 6 pm and told them ' I'm closing in 30 minutes", it sucks! They will not have time to see the stained glass so to refuse entries after 5 p.m. a minimum! In short, a mixed review!
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  • Beautiful stained glass to be discovered, especially the slot floor. Price a bit too high.
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  • Quite disappointing, and above all too expensive (€ 7 the Museum entrance). The ground floor is devoted to old stained glass but is only reproductions or simple pictures! The basement with real modern stained glass is ultimately more interesting. Lack of videos or multimedia terminals to explain the techniques.
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  • Disappointment... I suggest you to read the notice of isabelle Catherine, which sums up the problems of this centre... No interest, simple cataloging useless and sterile. No information... Private structure and high entry price and very limited interest. International only because works not French. For us a ripoff!
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