Chartres town and cathedral
One of the most beautiful and famous Gothic cathedral in the world
Chartres boasts the most beautiful and the largest cathedral in Europe. Triple masterpiece of French Gothic Art : by the architecture, the sculpture, and the superb 13th century stained glass windows. (their surface extends over more than 3000 square yards).
Walk through the old town where beautiful houses line the paved streets. Several "hillocks" lead down towards the Eure valley with its old mills, tanneries, "lavoirs"- riverside wash houses - and bridges.