Chartres, Easy Getaway from Geneva: Restaurant St-Hilaire

Published by Friday, January 21, 2011 Permalink 0
by Jonell Galloway

Rambling ’round France: Chartres Cathedral, a Gothic Wonder

Chartres makes for an easy, affordable weekend jaunt. There is no lack of things to do.

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The Gothic cathedral is of course, the main thing to see, and you can spend 2 days just exploring that.

The cathedral itself, both inside and out, is truly one of the wonders of the world. The crypt includes a Romanesque church on top of which the cathedral was built, Roman ruins, an old Druid well, and a gallery that was probably used by the Druids to worship Bellissima, and later converted into a chapel dedicated to the Mother and Child of Chartres (it is said that the Druid goddess Bellissima also held a baby in her arms, although in a different position from the classic Christian manner).

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