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. Add église St Pierre and other attractions to your Chartres trip itinerary using our Chartres online route planner.
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église St Pierre reviews
No crowds (actually we were the only people there midday on a nice September Thursday). A more somber and restrained venue than the cathedral, but stained glass is lovely. Worth a visit.
No crowds (actually we were the only people there midday on a nice September Thursday). A more somber and restrained venue than the cathedral, but stained glass is lovely. Worth a visit. more »
I had read about it, but actually saw the flying buttresses from behind the Cathedral, which is quit high. I walked to it easily. You must enter from the side, because the front door is not...
I had read about it, but actually saw the flying buttresses from behind the Cathedral, which is quit high. I walked to it easily. You must enter from the side, because the front door is not... more »
Spectacularly beautiful, enormous, i love how the old is preserved and more modern work is intertwined and fit perfectly
I love how it ages. I love how it looks really ancien and original. I hope even if they restore it they'll still keep that real look.
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