mercredi 1 octobre 2008


Third visit for you at the Cathedrale of Chartres.
As promised, I open the wooden door today and show you the inside.
This Cathedrale is particularly famous for its stained glass windows, and rose-window.

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Sorry, I couldn't take a picture of the rose-window which is one of the most beautiful Art piece of the Cathedrale, because the facade was under repairing.
Due to these stained-glass, the inside is maintained very dark.
After that these little monsters have blown out some candles! We've decided to bring ours. . . . .

Après que ces petits monstres aient décidé de souffler quelques cierges, nous avons décidé de de déposer le notre. . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . in front of Notre Dame du Pilier, who is a black blessed Virgin, made in pear tree wood.

. . . .. . . . . . .. devant Notre Dame du Pilier, fabriquée en bois de poirier.
We put our candle among the others.
Chartres is a step of pilgrimage by itself, but also in the way of Saint James (Saint Jacques de Compostelle for us). In front of the cadrale, on the floor, outside :

7 commentaires:

  1. So beautiful Catherine! Makes me understand why my daughter loves France so much!

  2. Bonsoir Catherine... Très jolies photos...
    Les vitraux sont superbes...

  3. Very beautiful pictures of your church and your kids.

  4. Beautiful glass windows. Very nice views, Catherine. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Magnificent!! Thank you for sharing, I just love the pictures!

  6. This is beautiful, the windows are breath taking. I loved the Pear Wood black virgin--so pretty. Thanks for letting us peek inside this beautiful church.

  7. Several years ago, we went to St Anne de Beaupre in Quebec, Canada.
    My children could have spent our entire souvenir budget on lighting candles!!! I guess that's a good thing. Snorkie loves to go to churches with candles. I would love to see Chartres some day...the St James Pilgrimage is a dream for the future.
    Blessings, E