Rick Steves' Europe

Chartres, France: Pure Gothic Cathedral

Clip: Season 8 Episode 4 | 2m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

A great side trip from Paris is the city of Chartres — and its famous cathedral, arguably Europe’s best example of pure Gothic architecture. It was built quickly, so the cathedral has a unity of architecture, statuary, and stained glass that captures the spirit of the Age of Faith like no other church.

Aired: 02/11/15

Rating: TV-G

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