Les vitraux de la Cathédrale de Chartres - France
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N 48° 26.842 E 001° 29.228
31U E 388127 N 5367130
Quick Description: [FR] La cathédrale de Chartres a la chance de posséder le plus bel ensemble de vitraux du XIIè et XIIIè siècles. [EN] The sparkling stained-glass windows, 172 in total and covering 2,600 m², are exceptionally expressive.
Location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France
Date Posted: 9/21/2015 12:21:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMPMFG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
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Long Description:

[FR] Les vitraux de la Cathédrale de Chartres

[EN] The Stained Glass of the Cathedral of Chartres

[FR] La plupart des fenêtres date du XIIIè siècle et possède une remarquable unité de style, due à son installation en une trentaine d'années seulement. La plupart des vitraux des fenêtres basses sont consacrés à des scènes de la vie des saints ou de la Vierge, à des paraboles de l'Evangile ou des épisodes de l'Ancien Testament, mais aussi à des scènes où l'histoire nationale française rejoint l'histoire sainte : le baptême de Clovis, l'épopée de Charlemagne.

[EN] They represent the richest collection in Europe both in terms of their age and their beauty.

Stained-glass masters applied all their talents to these windows in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Each bay of the aisles and the choir ambulatory contains one large lancet window, most of them roughly 8.1m high by 2.2m wide. The subjects depicted in these windows, made between 1205 and 1235, include stories from the Old and New Testament and the Lives of the Saints as well as typological cycles and symbolic images such as the signs of the zodiac and labours of the months. Most windows are made up of around 25–30 individual panels showing distinct episodes within the narrative – only the Belle Verrière includes a larger image made up of multiple panels.

Vie de Saint Lubin / Life of St Lubin (Leobinus)
Vie de Saint Eustach / Life of St Eustace
La vie de Joseph / Joseph the Patriarch
Vie de Saint Nicolas / Life and miracles of St Nicholas (III)
La Passion typologique / Typological Passion
La parabole du Fils prodigue / The Parabol of the Prodigal Son
Vie de Saint Thomas / St Thomas the Apostle in India
Vie de Saint Julien Hospitalier / Life of St Julien the Hospitaller
Chapelle des martyrs / The martyrs chapel
Vie de Charlemagne / The Legends of Charlemagne
Vie de Saint Jacques le Majeur / The Life of St James the Greater
Vies des Saints Simon et Jude / The Lives of St Simon and St Jude
Les Apôtres / The Apostles
Vie de Saint Sylvestre / The Life of Saint Sylvester
La chapelle des confesseurs / The Confessors Chapel
Vie de Saint Martin / Life of St Martin of Tours
Zodiaque et Travaux des mois et Vie de la Vierge / Labours of the Months / Signs of the Zodiac and Life of the Virgin
Notre-Dame de la Belle-Verrière et L'Histoire des saints Antoine et Paul / Notre Dame de la Belle Verriere and The Life of St Anthony of the Desert
Miracles de Notre-Dame / The miracles of Our Lady
Mort et Assomption de la Vierge / The miracles of Our Lady
Parabole du Bon Samaritain / The Good Samaritan/Genesis Typological Window
Histoire de sainte Marie-Madeleine / Life of St Mary Magdalen
Histoire de saint Jean l'Evangéliste / The Life of Saint John the Evangelist

Type of building where window is located: Church

Address:
16 Cloître Notre Dame
Chartres, France
28000


Admission Charge: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Days of Operation: Daily

Hours of Operation: From: 8:30 AM To: 7:30 PM

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