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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  • August 14, 2017
    We followed the course, it is a very old church, it takes all the different boxes.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Nice turn of the tenth century in a set that should be highlighted. Some nice old stained glass in a monument that deserves to be rehabilitated and to be most visited!
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  • July 21, 2017
    I have discovered this great Church late in the evening on the occasion of the visit of Chartres via the train. I've certainly seen him if we had not done this little night tour. I found the great church with the play of light that well highlights. A must see at night...
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  • April 17, 2013
    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.
  • May 1, 2017
    Beauuuuutiful!
  • May 11, 2017
    A church with a history. Although it seems abandoned, worth taking a few minutes and see the stained glass, the floor, the height of the ship.
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  • March 10, 2017
    on Sunday morning
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  • January 10, 2017
    Beautiful church. Mass at 10:30 on Sunday morning
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