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Chartres Cathedral

Wonderful wonderful cathedral. Great audio tour (acquire at the gift shop) So much history & the audio tour explains the stories in some of the stained glass windows. Such a great day tour. Easy train trip out and back from Paris. I was able to spend 3+ hours there - easily.

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And if you visit the cathedral on a Friday (unless it's changed in the last three years) the chairs are moved away and you can walk the labyrinth!

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I was just there a few weeks ago, and I also really enjoyed my time there! And yes, the chairs are moved on Fridays to walk the labyrinth.

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IMO Chartres is tied for the best in Europe (almong the dozens that I have seen) with Salisbury. Strasbourg just a half notch below.

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We were there today and did the Rick Steves recommended English language cathedral and crypt tour. The crypt was amazing. I highly recommend this if you have the time.

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Definitely one of the best cathedrals. Fond memories of our guided tour with Malcolm Miller
6 years ago. We spent 2 nights in Chartres and was able to enjoy the light show on the facade of the cathedral. What an amazing sight.