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“Quite interesting”

Centre International Du Vitrail
Ranked #5 of 41 things to do in Chartres
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

The main exhibition is well laid out but I had hoped to see a demonstration of techniques or restoration...this was not available. The special exhibition in the cellar of modern stained glass work was truly amazing.

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Reviewed 23 May 2013

We found this difficult to find as its location did not match the map. However, worth a look, but its impact is lost due to for some reason they have only information given in French . When we visited there was a modern stained glass exhibition, which was brilliant.
So unless you are fluent in french, this makes it only a short visit.
The centre itself is a lovely building and there are very clean toilets located on site.

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Reviewed 15 May 2013

We had a bit of trouble finding this, its being a little further away from the cathedral than we had thought. The reproductions of the cathedral's stained glass windows are excellent and there is a section with each window being reproduced and every illustration explained. There was an exhibition of modern stained glass downstairs which made a real contrast with the cathedral styles. I had expected more demonstration and explanation of how stained glass is made but although there were facilities for this - a large workroom and a theatre, nothing was operating. For close ups and a much better opportunity to examine the cathedral windows in detail however, the centre is just the place.

1  Thank Sharron C
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

It is small and there is not much there. There are blow photos of some of the stained glass in the cathedral, but somehow it did not add to our understanding or appreciation of the glass in the cathedral. The most interesting part of the center was to go into one of two side rooms and watch amateur artisans make their own stained glass. That gave us a small appreciation of the art involved, but it was not enough to make it worthwhile unless you have lots of time.

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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Lovely visit and great way to get close up to wonderful stained glass. Plan approx 1hr, no more...

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