Monday, February 11, 2013

A Visit to Chartres, France

On Saturday, we visited the town of Chartres, home of the finest Gothic cathedral in France. This is the joy of being an expat: driving an hour to an historic town and digging through its history is magnificent.

As usual, clicking on any of the pictures will open up a larger image.

I had steak tartare for lunch. It was my first time eating
it and I must say that it was a bit of a letdown.

And finally, the cathedral.

Needless to say, we peeked at housing prices. Chartres is very affordable. If we move again any time soon, it's likely to be to southern France, along the Mediterranean. We like the warmth, but Chartres is a beautiful town and there is some temptation there.

1 comment:

  1. Always found it amazing how close the surrounding buildings are to the cathedral in Chartres. You just seem to be wandering down the street and bam - there it is. Same is true at Bourges, which is also a superb bit of architecture.

    You've done a great job of capturing the interior carvings - which, for us, are the most impressive part.