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Chartres is a city and French commune located in the department of Eure and Loir of which it is capital, in the Center-Loire Valley region. Stands out for its remarkable Gothic cathedral, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres. Located on the banks of the river Eure, the city was known at different times in its history with the place names of Carnutes, Autricum and civitas Carnutum. On Palm Sunday and at Pentecost, Chartres becomes a traditional pilgrimage site.
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La galerie de la Cathedrale
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The Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady (in French: Cathédrale de l'Assomption de Notre-Dame), is a cathedral church of Catholic worship under the invocation of Our Lady in the city of Chartres, in the department of Eure and Loir, in France, about 80 kilometers southwest of the capital, Paris. It is also the headquarters of the diocese of Chartres, in the Archdiocese of Tours.
This cathedral marked a milestone in the development of Gothic and began a phase of fullness in the domain of technique and Gothic style, establishing a balance between the two. He is extremely influential in many later constructions that were based on his style and his numerous innovations, such as the cathedrals of Reims and Amiens to which he served as a direct model.
The most important figure in the history of this diocese was Bishop Fulberto de Chartres, scholastic theologian recognized throughout Europe.
In 1979 it was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
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The district of Chartres is a district (in French arrondissement) of France, which is located in the department of Eure and Loir (in French Eure-et-Loir), of the Center-Loire Valley region. It has 11 cantons and 162 communes.
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Stained glass windows of Chartres Cathedral
The stained glass windows of Chartres Cathedral, known worldwide for its famous "Bleu de Chartres", have remained intact since the Middle Ages. Most of the stained glass windows were made for the current church, rebuilt after the fire of 1194. Its preparation can be dated between 1205 and 1240.
The oldest stained glass windows in Chartres are contemporary to those that Abbot Suger had made, between 1144 and 1151, for the Abbey of Saint-Denis and that are still visible in the apse chapels. Some stained glass windows were made later. Such is the case with the stained glass windows of the Saint-Piat chapel, from the mid-fourteenth century, or the glass ceiling of the Vendôme chapel that was assembled in the first quarter of the fifteenth century.
Several windows were damaged and have been restored over the centuries, being the first time in the fifteenth century. A glass cleaning and treatment program against the effects of pollution was carried out in 1972 and is still ongoing. Preliminary studies have been directed by the Historical Monuments Research Laboratory. To protect them from the German bombings that destroyed the stained glass windows of the cathedral of Reims, the stained glass windows of Chartres were completely disassembled during the First and Second World War.