One of France’s great medieval cathedrals, the Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Chartres dominates the landscape around the town of Chartres, about 50 miles from Paris.
The cathedral was constructed at the end of the 12th century and among its architectural highlights are the 349 foot spire, its innovative flying buttresses and its stunning stained glass windows.
Chartres Cathedral has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries, as well as a functioning place of worship. It’s also well known for housing a famous relic, the tunic once worn by the Virgin Mary, and for its carved stone labyrinth, which symbolized the often difficult path to salvation.Places nearby:
Trocadero: Paris Destination With Stunning Photo Ops 74 km / 46 mi
Musee de l'Orangerie: Monet's Water Lilies and More 76 km / 47 mi
Parc Monceau: A Paris Playground 77 km / 47 mi
The Louvre: France's Treasure House 77 km / 48 mi
Paris Zoological Park: Zoo de Vincennes 80 km / 50 mi