October 24: Chartres Cathedral

On this date in 1260, Chartres Cathedral was consecrated in the presence of King Louis IX of France.

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West Portals

Gallery of 23 views of the west portals of Chartres Cathedral. Courtesy D’Emilio Art and Architecture Archive of the ClipPix ETC website.

Chartres Cathedral

Front view of Chartres Cathedral from the ClipArt ETC website.

Chartres Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral from the ClipArt ETC website. The cathedral of Chartres is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Chartres, France. Built in a Gothic style, the Cathedral has two different spires.

Floor Plan

Floor plan of Chartres Cathedral from the ClipArt ETC website.

Tracery

Tracery of the west rose window from the ClipArt ETC website.

Pier Cap

Pier cap and arch moldings at Chartres Cathedral, France from the ClipArt ETC website.

Stained Glass Window

Early French figure window at Chartres from the ClipArt ETC website.

Gothic Capital

A fifteenth century capital from the north spire of Chartres. Illustration from the ClipArt ETC website.

Épi

An épi is slender finial of metal or terracotta, ornamenting the extremities or intersections of roof-ridges or forming the termination of a pointed roof or spire. Illustration from the ClipArt ETC website.