Chartes

© David Scarbrough


This is the Notre Dame cathedral in the town of Chartres, France. The trip took about an hour by train from Paris. The stained glass in the church dates back to the 1100s. They say that 94% of the stained glass is original. At 26,000 square feet of glass, this is the largest collection of medieval glass in the world. Pretty amazing since there were 2 world wars in the area. The stained glass looks a lot better from the inside. The coolest thing we saw was about 6 church cats hanging around. I guess they eat all the church mice!

 

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