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Eure Et Loir Collection

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Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Santiago trail landmark, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France, Europe

Santiago trail landmark, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France, Europe

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Stained glass, Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chartres

Stained glass, Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France, Europe

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Stained glass, Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chartres

Stained glass, Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France, Europe

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: North gate sculpture of Moses, Aaron, Samuel or King David

North gate sculpture of Moses, Aaron, Samuel or King David, Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France, Europe

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Detail of Chartres Cathedral, 12th century

Detail of Chartres Cathedral, 12th century
Detail of Chartres Cathedral, showing Kings and Queens in the central door of the west front, 12th century

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: North gate sculpture of St. John the Baptist, Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral

North gate sculpture of St. John the Baptist, Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France, Europe

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Large white butterfly (Pieris brassicae), Vallee de l Eure (Eure Valley), Eure-et-Loir

Large white butterfly (Pieris brassicae), Vallee de l Eure (Eure Valley), Eure-et-Loir, France, August

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Chapelle Saint-Louis, a Dreux, Eure-et-Loir (chromolitho)

Chapelle Saint-Louis, a Dreux, Eure-et-Loir (chromolitho)
974697 Chapelle Saint-Louis, a Dreux, Eure-et-Loir (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Chapelle Saint-Louis, a Dreux, Eure-et-Loir)

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Department of Eure et Loir (chromolitho)

Department of Eure et Loir (chromolitho)
724691 Department of Eure et Loir (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Department of Eure et Loir)

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Chartres, Eure-Et-Loir, Cathedrale, Porche Ensemble (photo)

Chartres, Eure-Et-Loir, Cathedrale, Porche Ensemble (photo)
1094876 Chartres, Eure-Et-Loir, Cathedrale, Porche Ensemble (photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Chartres, Eure-Et-Loir, Cathedrale, Porche Ensemble)

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Chartres, 1850-52. Creator: Em. Pec

Chartres, 1850-52. Creator: Em. Pec
Chartres, 1850-52

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Wooden Staircase at Chartres, 1852. Creator: Henri Le Secq

Wooden Staircase at Chartres, 1852. Creator: Henri Le Secq
Wooden Staircase at Chartres, 1852

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: [Large Figures on the North Porch, Chartres Cathedral], 1852. Creator: Henri Le Secq

[Large Figures on the North Porch, Chartres Cathedral], 1852. Creator: Henri Le Secq
[Large Figures on the North Porch, Chartres Cathedral], 1852

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: View from the Ramparts at Chartres, 1893. Creator: Henri-Joseph Harpignies

View from the Ramparts at Chartres, 1893. Creator: Henri-Joseph Harpignies
View from the Ramparts at Chartres, 1893

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: [South Portal, Chartres Cathedral], 1854. Creator: Charles Marville

[South Portal, Chartres Cathedral], 1854. Creator: Charles Marville
[South Portal, Chartres Cathedral], 1854

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: [Chartres Cathedral, Central Portal of the South Transept; The Last Judgment], 1855

[Chartres Cathedral, Central Portal of the South Transept; The Last Judgment], 1855, printed 1857

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: An angel in stained glass, International Stained Glass Centre, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir

An angel in stained glass, International Stained Glass Centre, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France, Europe

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: An angel in stained glass, International Stained Glass Centre, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir

An angel in stained glass, International Stained Glass Centre, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France, Europe

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Two angels in stained glass at The International Stained Glass Centre, Chartres

Two angels in stained glass at The International Stained Glass Centre, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France, Europe

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Mass in Chartres cathedral during traditionalist Catholic pilgrimage, Chartres

Mass in Chartres cathedral during traditionalist Catholic pilgrimage, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France, Europe

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Mass, traditionalist Catholic pilgrimage, Gas, Eure-et-Loir, France, Europe

Mass, traditionalist Catholic pilgrimage, Gas, Eure-et-Loir, France, Europe

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Sculpture of Royal Gate, central tympanum, Chartres Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sculpture of Royal Gate, central tympanum, Chartres Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chartres, Eure et Loir, France, Europe

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Royal gate, Chartres cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir

Royal gate, Chartres cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France, Europe

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: North gate, Chartres cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir

North gate, Chartres cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France, Europe

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Candles, Notre-Dame de Chartres cathedral, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France, Europe

Candles, Notre-Dame de Chartres cathedral, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France, Europe

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: North gate, Chartres cathedral lighting, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chartres

North gate, Chartres cathedral lighting, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France, Europe

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Statues around the chancel, Notre Dame de Chartres Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Statues around the chancel, Notre Dame de Chartres Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France, Europe

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Chartres Cathedral, northern France, c1830s. Artists: Jean Jacottet, Philippe Benoist

Chartres Cathedral, northern France, c1830s. Artists: Jean Jacottet, Philippe Benoist
Chartres Cathedral, northern France, c1830s. Chartres is generally regarded as the finest example of the High Gothic style in France

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa) in flower, Vallee des Cailles, Eure-et-Loir, France

Wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa) in flower, Vallee des Cailles, Eure-et-Loir, France, April

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: European White water lily, (Nymphaea alba) in flowers, Vallee de l Eure, Eure-et-Loir

European White water lily, (Nymphaea alba) in flowers, Vallee de l Eure, Eure-et-Loir, France, July

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: St James appears to Charlemagne in a dream, stained glass, Chartres Cathedral, France, c1225

St James appears to Charlemagne in a dream, stained glass, Chartres Cathedral, France, c1225. Detail from the Charlemagne Window

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Chartres Cathedral, 1850-52. Creator: Em. Pec

Chartres Cathedral, 1850-52. Creator: Em. Pec
Chartres Cathedral, 1850-52

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: The Virgin and Christ surrounded by Angels, 12th century

The Virgin and Christ surrounded by Angels, 12th century. Stained glass window from Chartres Cathedral, France

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: The Good Samaritan Window, Chartres Cathedral, France, 13th century

The Good Samaritan Window, Chartres Cathedral, France, 13th century. God warning Adam and Eve not to eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Edward III of England vows that he will make peace, 1360 (1864)

Edward III of England vows that he will make peace, 1360 (1864). After rejecting offers for peace during the Hundred Years War a great thunderstorm frightened the King (1312-1377)

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Chartres, c1820 (1915). Artist: Samuel Prout

Chartres, c1820 (1915). Artist: Samuel Prout
Chartres, c1820 (1915). From Sketches by Samuel Prout, edited by Charles Holme. [The Studio Ltd, London, Paris, New York, 1915]

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: The Jackdaws of Chartres, 1917. Artist: George Marples

The Jackdaws of Chartres, 1917. Artist: George Marples
The Jackdaws of Chartres, 1917. Etching held in the National Gallery of Art, Washington. From The Studio Volume 86. [London Offices of the Studio, London, 1923]

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Chateau d Anet, near Dreux, France, 1882-1884

Chateau d Anet, near Dreux, France, 1882-1884. The chateau was built between 1547 and 1552 by Philibert de l Orme for Diane de Poitiers, the mistress of King Henry II of France

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Saint Theodore, Cathedral of Chartres, France, 13th century

Saint Theodore, Cathedral of Chartres, France, 13th century. Theodore of Amasea (d306), Roman Christian soldier and martyr

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Christ teaching, Cathedral of Chartres, France, 13th century

Christ teaching, Cathedral of Chartres, France, 13th century

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Mausoleum of the Orleans family, Chapel of Dreux, France, 1875. Artist: Henry Adlard

Mausoleum of the Orleans family, Chapel of Dreux, France, 1875. Artist: Henry Adlard
Mausoleum of the Orleans family, Chapel of Dreux, France, 1875. For many centuries the House of Orleans was one of the most important noble families in France

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: The Flagellation, stained glass, Chartres Cathedral, France, 1194-1260

The Flagellation, stained glass, Chartres Cathedral, France, 1194-1260

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Solomon, stained glass, Chartres Cathedral, France, 1194-1260

Solomon, stained glass, Chartres Cathedral, France, 1194-1260

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Adam in Eden, stained glass, Chartres Cathedral, France, 1205-1215

Adam in Eden, stained glass, Chartres Cathedral, France, 1205-1215. Detail from the Good Samaritan and Adam and Eve window in the south aisle

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: The Bakers, stained glass, Chartres Cathedral, France, 1194-1260

The Bakers, stained glass, Chartres Cathedral, France, 1194-1260

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Charlemagne departs for Spain, stained glass, Chartres Cathedral, France, c1225

Charlemagne departs for Spain, stained glass, Chartres Cathedral, France, c1225. Detail from the Charlemagne Window

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Constantine presents relics to Charlemagne, stained glass, Chartres Cathedral, France, c1225

Constantine presents relics to Charlemagne, stained glass, Chartres Cathedral, France, c1225. Detail from the Charlemagne Window

Background imageEure Et Loir Collection: Stained glass, Chartres Cathedral, France, 1194-1260

Stained glass, Chartres Cathedral, France, 1194-1260. Detail from the Good Samaritan and Adam and Eve Window in the south aisle




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"Eure-et-Loir: A Stained Glass Wonderland and UNESCO World Heritage Site" Step into the enchanting world of Eure-et-Loir, where history and art intertwine to create a captivating experience. At the heart of this department lies the magnificent Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral, adorned with breathtaking stained glass windows that have stood the test of time. As you enter this UNESCO World Heritage Site, prepare to be mesmerized by the kaleidoscope of colors dancing through each pane. One cannot help but marvel at the North gate sculpture depicting St. John the Baptist, a true masterpiece carved in stone. This Santiago trail landmark serves as a reminder of centuries-old pilgrimages and spiritual journeys undertaken by countless souls. Venturing beyond Chartres, nature reveals its own wonders within Eure-et-Loir's Vallee de l'Eure. Here, amidst lush greenery, one can spot a large white butterfly gracefully fluttering from flower to flower—a symbol of purity and transformation. The stained glass windows continue their narrative inside Chartres Cathedral; witness Charlemagne receiving divine guidance from St. James in an ethereal dream dating back to 1225. The Virgin Mary and Christ surrounded by angels transport visitors back to the 12th century when faith was expressed through intricate craftsmanship. Chartres Cathedral also houses "The Good Samaritan Window, " an awe-inspiring piece from France's 13th-century heritage that depicts compassion transcending boundaries—reminding us all about our shared humanity. Beyond Chartres lies Dreux—a town embraced by tranquility—and home to Chapelle Saint-Louis. This architectural gem invites contemplation as light filters through its stained glass windows, casting vibrant hues upon those seeking solace within its walls. Eure et Loir is not just defined by its cultural treasures; it showcases natural beauty too.