Centre International Du Vitrail, Chartres

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Discover the ancient and contemporary art of stained glass at Centre International Du Vitrail. The colorful small collection has explanations of the methods used as well as the historical background of the pieces. The basement exhibition of modern stained glass contrasts with historic styles found in area cathedrals. Virtually unchanged since the 16th century, this center features eternal manufacturing methods used to create flat panes of glass. Watch artisans to learn how people throughout history, and today, cut, set, and solder glass to make windows. To visit Centre International Du Vitrail on your trip to Chartres, use our Chartres trip builder.
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  • If you like stained windows, you must comme and visit the museum.A large part is dedicated to the cathedrale's windows, but not only.You ll see how they are made, you 'll also enjoy a nice permannet....  more
    If you like stained windows, you must comme and visit the museum.A large part is dedicated to the cathedrale's windows, but not only.You ll see how they are made, you 'll also enjoy a nice permannet....  more »
  • This some of the best stained glass your are like to view in one place. In normal times they run workshops on how to make the frames 
    This some of the best stained glass your are like to view in one place. In normal times they run workshops on how to make the frames  more »
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  • Wonderful gem in Chartres! The ground floor show medieval stained glass that has been restored with detailed explanation of the process as well as the context of the imagery. Highlight of the main exhibit are the reproductions of the cathedral’s glass which is accompanied by detail explanations of each piece. Downstairs displays more contemporary stained glass art.
  • I think most people have missed this nice museum to visit in Chartres. They have good description to the iconography of each object, as well as good video of the technique of making color glass. More worthy to see are their medieval objects of color glasses. The contemporary exhibition downstairs is interesting. In their yard there was an catto seems on alert to the visitors, which made the visit quite “medieval”.

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