Chartres Historic Preservation Area, Chartres
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Chartres Historic Preservation Area is located in Chartres. Make Chartres Historic Preservation Area a centerpiece of your Chartres vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Chartres tour planner.
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  • One day, our visit to France, we decided to visit Chartres. The main attraction is undoubtedly the Notre-Dame Cathedral (Cathedral of the Dormition of the Virgin). And although there was going full swing repair, we did not stop to enjoy, voshititsja and wonder the greatness of the city's famous cathedral. Listen to chime bells, visited numerous souvenir shops. I am most amazed by maze, situated in the central part of the temple, and represents the original tiled pattern of colored stone. Maze is a circle with a diameter of almost 13 meters and a length of path in 261 meter. The length of the maze, which temple books called "journey to Jerusalem", embodies a long way sinful souls to salvation, and is equal to the way of Christ on Calvary. Therefore, before the pilgrims, who have not had the opportunity to visit the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem could symbolically pass on the lap the entire labyrinth of Chartres Cathedral, reading the penitential prayers. At the time of our visit the restoration works were carried out exactly the terms of the maze. In a souvenir shop purchased the figurine of the Virgin and the medal a symbol of the Cathedral. And then we walked around the city. Miracle! Nice walk along a small quiet streets, admire the architecture, a riot of colors and flowers. Although there is a perception that three hours to discover this town more than enough, but ideally to host the evening, staying overnight in a hotel. In summer light show begins and it does not describe any words. This is a must see! A fantastic sight! Chartres is located in 80 km from Paris. To get from Paris to Chartres by train from Gare Montparnasse. Trains depart every two hours travel time is one hour 40 minutes. We ordered the machine. And have not regretted it, because this is a very pleasant and comfortable journey has turned out
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  • Chartres deploys the maze of alleys on the hill that supports the Cathedral. Sharp gabled houses are beautifully restored and often inhabited. This isn't just a "Museum District" be driven, there is the High Court near the Cathedral...
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  • Chartres is full of testimonials from his past glorious and especially 2 sets preserved on the banks of the Eure and around the Cathedral. We see quantity of preserved buildings that form a whole romantic embellished by beautiful green areas. Very nice.
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