5 Sights in Chartres, France (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in Chartres, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Chartres, France.

List of cities in France Sightseeing Tours in Chartres

1. Ancienne abbaye de Saint-Père-en-Vallée, actuellement annexe du lycée Marceau

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The Abbey of Saint-Père-en-Vallée was a monastery just outside Chartres in France. Founded by Queen Balthild in the seventh century, it adopted the Benedictine rule in 954 and joined the Congregation of Saint-Maur in 1650. It was closed with all other monasteries during the French Revolution in 1790. Today, its buildings lie within the city of Chartres and are classified as a historical monument. The church, Église Saint-Pierre de Chartres, continues to serve as a parish church.

Wikipedia: Abbey of Saint-Père-en-Vallée (EN)

2. Cathédrale Notre-Dame

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Chartres Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, is a Roman Catholic church in Chartres, France, about 80 km southwest of Paris, and is the seat of the Bishop of Chartres. Mostly constructed between 1194 and 1220, it stands on the site of at least five cathedrals that have occupied the site since the Diocese of Chartres was formed as an episcopal see in the 4th century. It is in the High Gothic and Romanesque styles, with a Flamboyant north spire.

Wikipedia: Chartres Cathedral (EN)

3. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Chartres

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The Museum of Fine Arts of Chartres, in the department of Eure-et-Loir, is the main museum of the city. It has the label Museum of France. Located in the former episcopal palace classified as a historical monument with a set of the thirteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, next to the famous cathedral, it houses a collection of varied works of art: paintings, drawings, sculptures, art objects, archaeology, furniture, etc.

Wikipedia: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Chartres (FR)

4. Église Saint-Aignan

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The Church of Saint Aignan was named after the Bishop of Orleans, about 400 years ago, when a pre-Romanesque church had been built here, and was later replaced by other buildings destroyed by fire in the 12th century and in 1262. Saint Aignan is the diocese of the Earl of Blois and the Earl of Chartres.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Aignan de Chartres (FR)

5. Église Saint-Pierre

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The church of Saint-Pierre is a church in Chartres (Eure-et-Loir), classified as a historical monument since 1840. Before the Revolution, it was the church of the abbey Saint-Père-en-Vallée whose remains date back to the seventh century. The church became a parish church in 1803.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Pierre de Chartres (FR)

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