While rambling through the plain of the Beauce covered with fields of wheat and just the sky on the horizon, you’ll suddenly see the cathedral of Chartres arise.
The arrows of its two towers, visible from far, were a rallying point for the pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella. As a masterwork of Gothic art, this exceptional cathedral, listed as world heritage by UNESCO, is a true lace of stone offering a front with religious history telling. Once you get inside, you’ll be impressed by the incidences of light on the sculptures. It must be said that the cathedral of Chartres holds the vastest collection of stained-glass windows in the world. The best time to visit is during the day, when the sun plays with the bleu colours of its 170 windows.