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église St Pierre, Chartres

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The Gothic medieval church, église St Pierre, has glorious medieval stained glass from the 14th century, a time that has very little representation in windows. Next to the choir, one of the windows representing the Old Testament is among the oldest stained glass dating back to the late 13th century.

This has been a religious site going back to before the ninth century, but the Norman invasions destroyed the original structures, except the dungeon. Rebuilt in 1320, recent archaeological digs have uncovered older tombs. This quiet church is not very touristy, allowing you to enjoy a peaceful moment listening to the organists who play most every day. Take a look at our Chartres travel itinerary planner to schedule your visit to église St Pierre and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • In it's massive high ceilings and beautiful structure, you can imagine the former glory of this place of worship! Now it is almost in ruins but I believe it will be restored one day... And the latter ...  more »
  • This was my favourite church in Chartres. It is neglected, but there are traces of it former glory and some poignant vignettes of times past. Somehow the simplicity of this site is what makes it a san...  more »
  • Very large from the outside and placed in the lower part of the city would need to be quickly rennovée, dilapidated Church... too bad.
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  • This is an old abbey church , near the river in Chartres, There are some lovely stained glass windows. There is an archeological area where some tombs were unearthed. The flying buttresses are just asking to be photographed. A neat stop when walking around Chartres.
  • Unfortunately disappears in comparison to the superb Chartres...ma Cathedral anywhere else would be a top-notch tourist attraction
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