Yesterday, after making our way to Gare Montparnasse by subway, we took a train to Chartres. This small medieval town is about 1 hour by train southwest of Versailles. Its main attraction is the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres), it is considered to be one of the greatest examples of French Gothic architecture dating from the early 1000s. I am a bit saturated by looking at Gothic styled cathedrals and thought you might find it interesting to see a few doors and windows of that make up the personality of Chartres.
As we were walking (in circles) looking for the shortest way to the Cathedral, and then to find a restaurant for lunch before making our way back to the train station - the directions from the locals taking us back to the Cathedral several times - we passed by a museum of Glass. We can never pass up a small out of the way museum so we went in.... beautiful. This was a school of stained glass making - the design and execution for both ancient art and for modern windows..... Part of the show was in the basement (subbasement) reclaimed from the wine cellar of the monks from the original cathedral. another lucky find.