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Chartres Cathedral

16 Cloître Notre Dame, 28000 Chartres, France

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About Chartres Cathedral

Also known as the cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, is a gothic cathedral located in Chartres, France. It was constructed between 1194 and 1220 and is designated as a world heritage site by UNESCO.  The vast nave of the church, the porches with fine sculptures, and the stained-glass windows increase the beauty of the church. This church is a milestone in the development of Western architecture because it employs all the structural elements of the new Gothic architecture.

Attractions near Chartres Cathedral

Maison Picassiette1.49km from Chartres Cathedral

The Picassiette house is an example of naive architecture made up of earthenware and glass mosaics cast in cement. It is located in Chartres and depends on the Museum of Fine Arts in the city.Visiting the Maison Picassiette means examining every corner where buildings, faces, flowers, animals, and other surprising shapes appear.

Château de Maintenon16.71km from Chartres Cathedral

Château de Maintenon is better known as the residence of Madame de Maintenon, Louis XIV's wife. There are a beautiful garden and an aqueduct and also there is a small church, Saint-Nicolas. The castle has been classified as a Monument Historique since 1944 by the French Ministry of Culture. One of the nice examples of the French architecture and also a nice place to hang out.

Châteaudun Château Park & Gardens43.67km from Chartres Cathedral

A majestic castle and garden which was located in the town of Châteaudun which was built in the 12th century. The castle is renowned for its Gallery of portraits decorated in the 17th century with 327 portraits of famous people. One of the architectural wonders which were built on the edge of the Russy Forest.

Château d'Anet45.8km from Chartres Cathedral

A majestic castle which was A jewel of French Renaissance architecture built by Philippe l'Orme in 1548. There is a sign of every renowned architects of that time. it underwent considerable and magnificent enlargement in the future and It is now one of the notable architecture in this area. The château is especially noted for its exterior, notably the Fountain of Diana is also the main attraction here.

The Grand Trianon60.98km from Chartres Cathedral

The Grand Trianon was a beautiful mansion which was erected by Jules Hardouin-Mansart in 1687 on the site of the former ‘Porcelain Trianon’. Heavily influenced by Italian architecture, the palace is set over a single storey flanked by a courtyard on one side and gardens on the other.  It was set within its own park, which includes the Petit Trianon castle. It was one of the beautiful castles which were set in a beautiful surrounding.

Hall of Mirrors61.13km from Chartres Cathedral

The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles, France was constructed on what was once a terrace designed by Le Vau. This is a grand Baroque style gallery and one of the most emblematic rooms in the Royal Palace The Hall of Mirrors, the most famous room in the Palace, was built to replace this large terrace designed by the architect Louis Le Vau, which opened onto the garden.  This hall has been the scene of events of great historic significance, including the Proclamation of the German Empire

Where is Chartres Cathedral

Discover more attractions in Centre-Val de Loire, where Chartres Cathedral is located

Centre-Val de Loire81 attractions

The Centre-Val de Loire is a large inland region of central France located in the south-west of the French capital Paris. The region is known for its fine historical towns, for its vineyards and agricultural produce, and for its many beautiful castles.