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“Such Creativity”

Centre International Du Vitrail
Ranked #7 of 37 things to do in Chartres
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Hobart, Australia
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Such Creativity”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

The colour, the designs and the history of this art will fill you with awe and wonder. Beautiful! It was so different from anything else.

Visited June 2014
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Clutton
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162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Quite interesting”
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.

Visited November 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Stained Glass”
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.

Visited May 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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235 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Centre International du Vitrail”
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.

Visited May 2013
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Pebble Beach, California
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“A bit boring”
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.

Visited September 2012
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