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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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  • Majestic and beautiful Saint Peter's Cathedral Chartres Cathedral differs from in that it runs twice daily service. This "live" shrine, in the condition in which the Catholic Church in France, namely in ruin and desolation.
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  • Chartres is more than just its magnificent cathedral. Of course, that is the major draw of the town, but if you have time, explore the old city itself, which is to the south of the cathedral and exten...  more »
  • The Church was formerly part of an Abbey now partially converted school Marceau. The Church dates from the 14th century for its newer parts and offers as a vestige of the ancient tower Dungeon which has escaped to the many fires that have destroyed the Church several times. The nave threat ruin but let see the superb stained-glass windows are the main attraction of the church interior
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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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