History of the monument

A masterpiece of a cathedral. In the 13th century, Chartres Cathedral was the first in a series of "classic" cathedrals with tall windows. The quality of its sculpted décor makes it one of the finest examples of Gothic art. The exceptional harmony between the cathedral's architecture, sculpture and stained glass windows, celebrated by Péguy and Claudel, caused it to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.


To ensure the safety of our visitors, the monument is strictly applying the security measures decided by the french authorities.
The monument is fully opened.

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