Chartres Cathedral - Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 48° 26.834 E 001° 29.224
31U E 388122 N 5367115
Quick Description: Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France is a major pilgrimage location on The Way of Saint James.
Location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France
Date Posted: 4/18/2013 12:45:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMGX0F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 31

Long Description:

A route of the Way of Saint James originates in Paris and proceeds southwest to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, a medieval Roman Catholic cathedral located about 80 kilometres from of Paris. The magnificient Cathedral was constructed between 1194 and 1250.

Several route markers lead pilgrims to and from the Cathedral on their way from France to Spain. The best of these markers is located on the sidewalk across the street from the main entrance to the Cathedral. It contains three elements:

1. A square black and yellow mosaic depicts a pilgrim walking with a staff walking in parallel to the Cathedral.

2. A blue and white scallop symbol identified the Way of Saint James.

3. Below, the legend provides the rmaining distance:

1625 Km
CHEMIN SAINT-JACQUES DE COMPOSTELLE

Country: France

Type of Waymark: Information Marker

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