Title of Work
West Façade
Title of Image
West Façade from the West
Date
12th through the 16th centuries
Description
Exterior of the West Façade from the West
The Cathedral can be viewed not only in itself, but also as part of the urban fabric of the town of Chartres. Because of its size and its location on the top of the highest hill in the town, it dominates the cityscape.
The structure in the foreground at right is the Chapel of St. Foi. According to Clerval, it was one of the principal parish churches of Chartres. He says the present building was restored many times, especially in the 16th century.
Country
France
Location
Chartres
Style
Gothic
Type of Work
Architecture
Subtype of Work
Exterior
Category of Work
Façade
Material
Stone, glass
Subject
Cathédrale de Chartres--Pictorial works.;Church decoration and ornament--France--Chartres--Pictorial works.;Church architecture--France--Chartres--Pictorial works.;Christian art and symbolism--France--Chartres--Medieval, 500-1500--Pictorial works.
Bibliography
Photographer
Philip Maye
Copyright
Identifier
FCAE111G0005

Chartres: Cathedral of Notre-Dame

West Façade from the West

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