Sunday, April 28, 2013

Another Notre Dame

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Chartres

One of the things that surprised me when I first traveled to France is that many of the cathedrals in France, not just the famous one in Paris, are called Notre Dame.

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de ChartresThis cathedral, the Cath├ędrale Notre-Dame de Chartres, is a medieval Catholic cathedral located in Chartres, France, about 50 miles southwest of Paris. It is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The current cathedral was mostly constructed between 1194 and 1250. (Wikipedia)

As is often the case, the towers of the cathedral dominate the city skyline.

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