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Chartres Cathedral, also known as Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres is a medieval Roman Rite Catholic cathedral located in Chartres, France, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southwest of Paris and History and Pilgrimages and the legend of the Sancta Camisa

Chartres Cathedral, also known as Cathedral

of Our Lady of Chartres

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres is a medieval Roman Rite Catholic cathedral located in Chartres, France, about eighty kilometers (50 mi) southwest of Paris. It is considered 1 of the finest example of French Gothic architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 

Chartres Cathedral

cathédrale de chartres

 

 

 

Chartres Cathedral, also known as Cathedral

of Our Lady of Chartres History

As with any medieval bishopric, Chartres Cathedral was the most important buildings in the town – the center of its economy, its most famous land mark and the focal point of many activities that in modern town are provide for by specialized  civic buildings. In the Middle Ages, the cathedral functioned as a kind of marketplace.

 

Old Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres

 

cathédrale de chartres 2

 

 

 

 

Chartres Cathedral Pilgrimages and the

legend of the Sancta Camisa  

Even before the Gothic cathedral was built, Chartres was a place of pilgrimage, albeit on a much smaller scales. During the Merovingian and early Carolingian era, the main focus of devotion for pilgrims was well a now located in the north side of Fulbert’s crypt.

 

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres Pilgrimages 

 

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres

Chartres Cathedral: sacred geometry (1/5)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeGdvTgROfw

 

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