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 6 sights are available in Chartres, France.Sightseeing Tours in Chartres
1. Cathédrale Notre-Dame
Chartres Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, is a 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 one of the best-known and most influential examples of High Gothic and Classic Gothic architecture, It stands on Romanesque basements, while its north spire is more recent (1507–1513) and is built in the more ornate Flamboyant style.
2. Ancienne abbaye de Saint-Père-en-Vallée, actuellement annexe du lycée Marceau
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.
3. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Chartres
The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Chartres, in the French department of Eure-et-Loir, is the main museum of the city. It is awarded the Musée de France label. Located in the former episcopal palace classified as a historical monument with a 13th, 17th and 18th centuries ensemble, next to the famous cathedral, it houses a collection of varied works of art: paintings, drawings, sculptures, arts objects, archaeology, furniture, etc.
4. Église Saint-Pierre
The Church of St. Peter 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 7th century. The church became parish in 1803.
5. Église Saint-Aignan
The Saint-Aignan church owes its name to the Bishop of Orleans around 400, when a pre-Roman church was already replaced by other constructions which underwent fires in the 12th century, then in 1262. Saint-Aignan was the parish of the counts of Blois and Chartres.
6. Maison dite du Médecin Huvé
La Maison du Médecin Huvé is a house from the beginning of the 16th century, located at No. 10 in rue Noël-Ballay-formerly rue du Grand-Cerf, n ° 52-in Chartres, French department of Eure-et-Loir.
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